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Tuesday, August 5 • 9:30am - 12:30pm
S46: Teaching Inorganic and General Chemistry with VIPEr Learning Objects

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The Virtual Inorganic Pedagogical Electronic Resource (VIPEr) provides a supportive community and a rich array of teaching resources for inorganic and general chemistry. The resources on VIPEr are available as discrete ‘Learning Objects,’ small pieces of curricular material adaptable to different classroom situations. VIPEr Learning Objects include in-class activities, laboratory experiments, literature discussions, problem set questions, 5-slides about (a mini-lecture format), and web resources. This symposium features examples of the development, adaptation, and implementation of VIPEr Learning Objects, and stories of the role of the VIPEr community in the professional development of faculty at various career stages.  

Presider: Joanne Stewart, Hope College

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Introduction (9:30 am to 9:35 am)
P505: MO's in sophomore inorganic inspired by a VIPEr learning object (9:35 am to 9:55 am)
P506: Utilizing an in-class game to teach excited state processes in the inorganic classroom (9:55 am to 10:15 am)
P507: Size counts: Building independent thinking skills through a student-centered investigation into alkali metal transport by 18-crown-6 (10:15 am to 10:35 am)
P508: Downwardly mobile: Adapting VIPEr learning objects for a first-year chemistry course (10:35 am to 10:55 am)
Break (10:55 am to 11:10 am)
P509: Crowdsourcing assessment data: How my students taught me that a simple Lewis dot structure problem wasn't (11:10 am to 11:30 am)
P510: What is taught in Inorganic Chemistry? A survey of the field (11:30 am to 11:50 am)


Joanne Stewart

Hope College

Tuesday August 5, 2014 9:30am - 12:30pm
MAK A1117