Innovative use of a tablet device to deliver instruction in undergraduate chemistry lectures

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Abstract

This report describes a simple, inexpensive and highly effective instructional model based on the use of a tablet device to enable the real-time projection of the instructor's digitally handwritten annotations to teach chemistry in undergraduate courses. The projection of digital handwriting allows the instructor to build, present and adapt the class contents in a dynamic fashion and to save anything that is annotated or displayed on the screen for subsequent sharing with students after each session. This method avoids the loss of continuity and information that often occurs when instructors switch between electronic slides and white/chalk board during lessons. Students acknowledged that this methodology allows them to follow the instructor's cognitive process and the progressive development of contents during lectures as the most valuable aspect of the implemented instructional model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)595-598
Number of pages4
JournalQuimica Nova
Volume38
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2015

Keywords

  • Chemistry education
  • Digital handwriting
  • Instructional model
  • Learners' active engagement
  • Tablet-based presentations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry

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