What happens during a lecture?

A question always likely to give strong response is whether PowerPoint should be used in lectures. Those advocating its use point to a more organised lecture where the structure has been thought out in advance. Those against it say that…

Registration for Irish Variety in Chemistry Education now open

Registration for the Irish Variety in Chemistry Education (#iViCE14) is now open. [Link to Conference Webpage] The conference is being held on Tuesday 6th May 2014 and aims to bring together practitioners and others interested in higher education chemistry teaching….

Irish Variety in Chemistry Education 6th May 2014 at DIT

Save the date! The 9th Irish Variety in Chemistry Education meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 6th May 2014 at DIT. This meeting is always a popular event with 3rd level chemistry practitioners from around the country and beyond sharing good practice…

Six questions on video lectures still unanswered

Six questions on video lectures still unanswered

A recent review by Kay gives a brief overview of video lectures which provides some useful information [see here for open access version]. Perhaps more interesting though are a list of questions at the end of the paper which Kay…

Screencasts and Videos in Science Education

Screencasts and Videos in Science Education

This article discusses screencasts and videos in education, with examples relevant to science education. After summarising some principles of good practice, several areas are discussed: Development of lecture preparation videos incorporating interactivity. Developing videos for flipped lectures. Using screencasts for…

Designing e-resources - the transient information effect

Designing e-resources – the transient information effect

One thing I have often wondered about when considering videos/animations/audio files is that unlike something written on a piece of paper, the information in multimedia presentation moves on quite quickly. With paper, one can get a sense of the whole,…

Technology enhanced learning in the chemistry classroom [Paper]

Technology enhanced learning in the chemistry classroom [Paper]

Abstract Technology has the potential to assist us in our role as teachers, but the overwhelming amount of technology can make it difficult for new practitioners to know where to begin in the process of selecting fit-for-purpose technologies. In this paper,…

#Eurovariety13 Day 1 Report

Action-packed day on context-based chemistry, using technology for innovative assessment, and some reconsideration of problem-based learning… Rainer Glaser (University of Missouri) spoke about the need to include writing and the concept of relating chemistry in the everyday world. Discussion and…

"Jump-Starting Lectures"

“Jump-Starting Lectures”

Here is an article I wrote on providing pre-lecture material to students, which was published recently in Education in Chemistry. It covers different levels of pre-lecture activities that can be used, as described in the literature.    Related Posts:No Related…