VIPEr Fellows 2022 Workshop Favorites

The second cohort of VIPEr fellows pulled together learning objects that they've used and liked or want to try the next time they teach their inorganic courses.

Barbara Reisner / James Madison University Sun, 06/26/2022 - 14:31

SLiThEr #36: CUREs in Chemistry

Submitted by Chip Nataro / Lafayette College on Tue, 06/21/2022 - 16:04

Kari Stone (Lewis University) and Kyle Grice (DePaul University) discuss the implementation of course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs) at their schools.

SliThEr #34: Libretext as a Platform

Submitted by Chip Nataro / Lafayette College on Tue, 06/21/2022 - 15:47

Delmar Larsen (UC - Davis) and Kathryn Haas (Duke) describe the Libretext project with a particular focus on needs within the Inorganic Chemistry curriculum.

Literature 3-2-1

Submitted by James F. Dunne / Central College on Sun, 05/22/2022 - 14:24

This is a general assignment given prior to discussing a paper in class.  Students are asked to read a particular literature paper, and then fill out the template giving the citation information of the paper and: three (3) new things they learned from the paper, two (2) questions that reading the paper raised for them or left unanswered, and one (1) reference cited by the paper that the student thinks is worth reading and why.  The assignment helps seed the discussion prior to class, and gives the instructor some information about specific details to discuss to fill in gaps in the students'

SLiThEr #31: Using "Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning" (POGIL) in your classroom!

Submitted by Chip Nataro / Lafayette College on Wed, 05/04/2022 - 07:31

In this session, facilitators Wayne Pearson, Tim Herzog and Kim Mullane will introduce you to the benefits of using Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) in your classroom. POGIL is a student-centered, group-learning instructional strategy and philosophy developed through research on how students learn best.

VIPEr nanoCHAt : NeWBiEs Spring 2022 Learning Objects

This collection accompanies the IONiC VIPEr nanoCHAt video series NeWBiEs, recorded in Spring 2022. This series is comprised of weekly conversations with two IONiC members, Wes Farrell and Shirley Lin from the US Naval Academy, as they taught a foundation-level inorganic chemistry course for the first time. The LOs discussed in the videos are included in this collection.

Shirley Lin / United States Naval Academy Wed, 02/02/2022 - 18:07

Analysis of an Inorganic Chemistry Literature Article

Submitted by Catherine McCusker / East Tennessee State University on Wed, 01/05/2022 - 14:17

In this assignment students search for and choose an inorganic chemistry related research article. After reading, students write an analysis of their article, explaining the background, experimental data, and conclusions to their classmates.