Virtual Inorganic Pedagogical Electronic Resource

25 May 2015

Site update

Submitted by Chip Nataro, Lafayette College

It's a little over a week since the site was updated and the LC is still hard at work on getting things in order. In particular, we are moving around some of the teaching resources. The Fundamentals of Inorganic Chemistry and General Teaching Resources will soon be disappearing. Fear not, the LOs from those sessions will still be on the site, we are just reclassifying the subdiscipline they are classified with. If one of your LOs is still classified with Fundamentals of Inorganic Chemistry and General Teaching Resources it will soon be reclassified.

6 May 2015

My name is Jorge Torres and I am a graduate student at Miami University working with Dr. Ellen Yezierski in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry. I am pursuing a Ph.D. in chemistry focusing on chemistry education research (CER) in Inorganic Chemistry. As part of my dissertation research, I am conducting a study on the inorganic chemistry curriculum to identify both the stated and the enacted teaching and learning goals.

30 Apr 2015

Reflections on student learning

Submitted by Barbara Reisner, J...

I can’t believe that the only thing left in my foundation inorganic course is the final final exam. (No the second final isn’t a typo. I give an assessment of key concepts exam and an ACS Exam.) I’m sure that I’m more excited about these exams than my students. A few of them are eager to prove what they know. I’m excited to see what they’ve learned (and I’m even more excited to see how the Foundations of Inorganic Chemistry exam from the ACS Exams Institute is functioning)!