IT in teaching and learning

Jens Josephsen             På dansk - tak.

Some years ago interactive "problems" in basic general and inorganic chemistry have been developed. The small software programmes have been developed as supplementary study material.

One example explores what might happen if aqueous solutions of nitric acid and ammonia are mixed.
Results from the study of students' reactions on the Danish version of the software will be available here. In Danish. (pdf)

Another example is a simulation of a 20 hours laboratory investigation in inorganic chemistry (the identification of simple unknowns). The English version concentrate mainly on salts of common non-metals.
A preliminary study of students' reactions on the Danish version still being updated will appear here. In Danish. (pdf)

An Abstract on this issue for the Meeting "Variety in Chemistry Teaching 2002" at Keele University, gives a faint idea.
A report on this work, including further observations from vide-recordings, intereviews, and tests has been given in a paper (abstract in pdf) at the 7th ECRICE, Ljubljana, August 2004.
An extended version is given in Jens Josephsen and Agnieszka Kosminska Kristensen Chem. Educ. Res. Pract. 7, [4] (2006) 266-279: "Simulation of laboratory assignments to support students' learning of introductory inorganic chemistry."

A third example is the simulation of another 20 hours laboratory assignment on the identification of simple compounds with 21 different metal ions. A paper was given at the meeting European Variety in Chemistry Education - 2005 at University of Krakow, Poland. Abstract

"Scenarios in computer-mediated and netbased teaching" was a joint project with collegues from the former Department of Communication (see also Papers from Centre for Netbased Collaboration and Learning - mostly in Danish).

Characteristic features in Computer Assisted Learning in science and communication studies have been compared and discussed. A paper was given at the CAL'07 Development, Disruption & Debate - D3 , 26-28 March , Trinity College, Dublin: Simon B. Heilesen and Jens Josephsen:" E-learning as augmentation rather than disruption" .Abstract. The work was later published: Simon Heilesen and Jens Josephsen Computers & Education 50 (2008) 525-534: "E-learning: between augmentation and disruption?"