DESIGN OF MULTIMEDIA MATERIALS FOR ON-LINE ACTIVITIES RELATED TO INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS SUBJECTS: INDUCTIVELY COUPLED PLASMA ATOMIC EMISSION SPECTROMETRY
University of Alicante (SPAIN)
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Appears in: INTED2009 Proceedings
Publication year: 2009
Conference name: 3rd International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 9-11 March, 2009
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:The adaptation of the current degrees to the new European Higher Education Area (EHEA) represents a significant challenge to the Spanish university since the current teaching/learning methodologies must be strongly modified. Therefore, a significant effort must be carried out in order to develop new teaching materials for both classroom settings and on-line activities.
In the present project a multimedia teaching tool for on-line activities related to the Instrumental Analysis subjects of the Chemistry Bachelor was designed. The computer programme is divided into four different sections: (i) theory; (ii) instrumentation; (iii) methodology and, (iv) applications. All sections include theoretic and practical aspects supported on the use of different resources such as applets, simulations, pictures, schemes and videos. As an example, the materials developed for teaching the Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometry (ICP-AES) technique will be shown.
Acknowledgements: authors wish to thank to the Vicerrectorado de Tecnología e Innovación Educativa of the University of Alicante for the financial support.
Keywords: european higher education area, independent learning activities, analytical chemistry.