Development of an electronic Chemistry Integrated Resource Package for CHEM 123

Title Development of an electronic Chemistry Integrated Resource Package for CHEM 123
Faculty/College/Unit Science
Status Active
Duration 1 Year
Initiation 04/01/2016
Project Summary

This proposal outlines the development of an electronic Chemistry Integrated Resource Package (e-ChIRP) to significantly improve teaching and learning in CHEM 123: Physical and Organic Chemistry. Our department has previously created a print-based ChIRP for CHEM 121 (TLEF funded 2008-2010), which was well-received and significantly enhanced student learning. For most students, CHEM 123 is the first introduction to organic chemistry. Students often struggle to visualize molecules in 3D, which is essential to success in organic chemistry. An e-ChIRP would allow us to integrate interactive videos directly into the course text to help students gain an intuitive sense of the 3D shapes and interactions of molecules. The creation of an e-ChIRP for CHEM 123 will help develop students' 3D visualization skills, emphasize the concepts behind the equations in physical chemistry, improve long-term retention of course concepts, support active learning pedagogies, and improve attitudes towards chemistry. With over 1900 students registered in CHEM 123 each year, this improvement will greatly benefit UBC students across many departments.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project Year Year 1
Year 1: Funding Year 2016/2017
Year 1: Project Type Small TLEF
Year 1: Principal Investigator Kayli Johnson
Year 1: Funded Amount 39,116
Year 1: Team Members

Glenn Sammis, Associate Professor, Chemistry, Faculty of Science