Resources to Teach and Learn Chemistry
OLI Chemistry free for COVID-19 impacted institutions
CMU's OLI Chemistry may be helpful to educators moving courses online due to coronavirus. These materials are free for use by Covid-19 impacted institutions. The courseware covers General Chemistry I and General Chemistry II. Each module includes short amounts of texts, worked examples (including interactive worked examples), a multitude of thoughtfully scaffolded practice problems (with adaptive and targeted feedback), and assessments. The integration of these components provides a seamless and interactive learning experience for your students. The courseware also provides instructors with data on student performance, which they can use to adapt their instruction to student needs.
We will be holding webinars to give an overview of the courseware and discuss ways this free resource may help with the rapid transition to online instruction necessitated by Covid-19. The first webinar is scheduled for Friday, March 13 at 1 pm EST. Please RSVP to if you would like to attend, or if you have any other questions.
The ChemCollective is a collection of virtual labs, scenario-based learning activities, tutorials, and concept tests. Teachers can use our content for pre-labs, for alternatives to textbook homework, and for in-class activities for individuals or teams. Students can review and learn chemistry concepts using our virtual labs, simulations, and tutorials. The ChemCollective is organized by a group of faculty and staff at Carnegie Mellon who are interested in using, assessing, and creating engaging online activities for chemistry education.
In the game Mixed Reception, students use molar mass calculations, the scientific method, and basic knowledge of chemical reactions to solve a murder mystery. Students interview suspects and gather evidence as they solve the case.