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An Introduction to Chemistry online lecture

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If you are new to the site and if haven’t already done so, click on the Information link on the right above to read about the purpose of this site.

I’ve posted this message to provide an example, but the purpose of this site is not to get feedback for my own work (although I do certainly welcome that). The purpose is to provide a forum for others to share their work and get comments.

I teach chemistry for non-science majors at Monterey Peninsula College, and I teach in the Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies department at the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

I’ve been making online lectures to support my text (An Introduction to Chemistry by Mark Bishop). I don’t like to see myself on the screen, so I’ve been using Camtasia for video screen captures and audio.

Because I’m just starting, it would be great to get comments and suggestions before I get too far into the process. You can see a nine-minute example online lecture at

http://preparatorychemistry.com/The_Chemical_Elements.html

What do you think? Please leave comments by clicking on the “Leave a Comment” link above.

Mark

mailto:mbishop@chiralpublishingcompany.com

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Hi all,

Have you created online chemical education tools of your own? If so, have you wanted to share these tools with other chemistry instructors and perhaps get opinions and suggestions? I created this blog to help make that happen.

If you want to share your work and get comments, just send an email to me at mbishop@chiralpublishingcompany.com. Please describe yourself and your tool: including where you teach, the course for which your tools were created, and anything else you think folks would find interesting. Be sure to give me a link to your online tool. I will then make a blog post with the information you’ve provided, and we’ll wait for comments.

I may make comments and suggestions myself, but the hope is that other chemistry instructors will view the tools and make their own comments.

You don’t need to be creating online tools to participate. If you are a chemistry instructor, it would be great if you would take the time to view the online tools and make comments and suggestions.

This blog is an experiment that will only work if we get active participation. I’m sure that this will start slowly, so if you visit this blog and don’t see much activity, please don’t give up on us. Try back later.

If you have comments and suggestions for me, I will welcome them.

Thanks for visiting.

Mark Bishop