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AALAC (Mellon 23) workshop on IONiC/VIPEr

The IONiC Leadership Council hosted a workshop on VIPEr and teaching inorganic chemistry for the AALAC community (formerly Mellon 23) June 24-26, 2011 at Smith College in Northampton, MA. This forum will be used for sharing information about the workshop.
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Michael Barresi from Smith's biology department gave a great talk on creative and effective ways to use new technologies in teaching. The link to his web page is:

http://sophia.smith.edu/~mbarresi/lab/index.html

To get to his student documentaries, click on Pedagogy and scroll to the bottom to find the Visit the most recent student production here. link.

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Here's the workshop schedule:

AALAC WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

June 24-26, 2011

 

Location:  Ford Hall, Smith College, Northampton, MA

 

Housing:        Autumn Inn

259 Elm Street

Northampton, MA 01060

413-584-7660

 

You may park in any of the lots on campus or in the parking garage on West St. (Rt. 66) between white lines that are not metered or otherwise marked.  There is also metered parking on Green Street.

 

Friday

4:00 pm         Arrival, Check-in at Autumn Inn

Workshop registration at Smith College in Ford Hall Atrium

6:00 pm         Dinner and welcome (Ford Hall, Seasons Room (Ford 340))

7:00 pm         Intro to learning object design/Mini-workshop on backward design 

8:00 pm         Small group sharing of learning object ideas

 

Saturday

Breakfast is offered in the Autumn Inn lobby starting from 6 AM

 

Morning Workshop Sessions will be held in Ford Hall, Room 241

 

9:00 am            Welcome and advanced VIPEr user training

9:45 am            Writing a learning object:  pedagogical considerations and VIPEr requirements

10:30 am             Coffee break

11:00 am            Technology tools for teaching (Michael Barresi, Smith College)

12:00 pm            Lunch

 

Afternoon Workshop Sessions will be held in Ford Hall, Room 240

 

1:00 pm            Teaching a learning object – Participants will share what they are developing in small groups

1:45 pm             Working on learning objects

2:30 pm             Coffee break

3:00 pm             Using other social networking technologies

3:45 pm            Working on learning objects

4:30 pm            Inter-institutional teaching - Using technology to bring classes from different institutions together

6:00 pm       Dinner at Sierra Grille, 41 Strong Street, Northampton, MA


Sunday

Breakfast is offered in the Autumn Inn lobby starting from 6 AM

 

Morning workshop sessions will be held in Ford Hall 240.

 

8:30 am            Pencasting demonstration and ‘How to post a learning object            

9:00 am            Post your learning object on VIPEr

10:00 am             Coffee break

10:30 am             Whole group session:  Where do we go from here?  VIPEr development ideas (versioning).  Personal action plans.

11:30 am               Box lunches available for participants as they leave

 

 

 

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Ta dah!! Our new AALAC workshop Learning Objects! And there will be two more soon.

Demonstration on Tempering of Iron

Lee Park, Williams College

 

Letters of recommendation

Lee Park, Williams College

 

Understanding phase diagrams of solid state alloys: Application to archeological studies

Lee Park, Williams College

 

Into the Cool - great supplemental material in thermodynamics

Lee Park, Williams College

 

Periodic trends in atomic size and electronegativity based on MO calculations

Rob Scarrow, Haverford College

 

Problems to Accompany Reading in Bertini, Gray, Stiefel and Valentine (2007)

Rob Scarrow, Haverford College

 

Student-Directed Explorations to teach about ligands

Marion Cass, Carleton College

 

Synthesis of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles and Characterization by Powder X-ray Diffraction

Catherine Oertel, Oberlin College

 

Solutions- Zinc Oxide Nanoparticle Lab Report

Catherine Oertel, Oberlin College

 

Marie Curie

Mike Knapp, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

 

Geochronology: radiocarbon dating

Mike Knapp, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

 

Exposure to Computational Chemistry: Reinforcing Concepts in Inorganic Chemistry

Christine Thomas, Brandeis University

 

Holey Sand, Batman! Synthesis, Characterization, and Application of Mesoporous Silica

Randy Hicks, Wheaton College

 

Catalysis using functionalized mesoporous silica

Randy Hicks, Wheaton College

 

Solutions to Catalysis using functionalized mesoporous silica

Randy Hicks, Wheaton College

 

Macroscopic, particle and symbolic representations of aqueous reactions

Kristen Murphy, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

 

Macroscopic, particle and symbolic representations of aqueous reactions - Assessment questions

Kristen Murphy, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

 

 

Adam R. Johnson, Harvey Mudd College
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here'sanother one!

Kinetic Analysis of Effect of Ligand Size on Square Planar Substitution

Jordan Fantini, Denison University