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Pages: 6559-6565
Publication year: 2016
ISBN: 978-84-608-8860-4
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2016.0423

Conference name: 8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 4-6 July, 2016
Location: Barcelona, Spain

A WEB-BASED TEACHING TOOL FOR MULTI-STEP SYNTHESIS IN ORGANIC CHEMISTRY: STUDENT PERSPECTIVES AND MOTIVATIONS

R. Koseler Emre, H. Ben-Daat, A.C. Austin, I.R. Gould

Arizona State University (UNITED STATES)
Web based organic chemistry practice tool that increases active learning have been shown to result in improved student success toward organic chemistry course. Undergraduate level Organic Chemistry course is formed of several subjects. Multi-step synthesis (retrosynthesis) is one of the most difficult subjects for students taking general organic chemistry. We built an online practice environment just for retrosynthesis topics. Data for the study were collected from the 2011 and 2012 second semester undergraduate organic chemistry classes.

The covariate analysis used to factor out the other factors such as student diligence, background knowledge, to clearly show the effect of online tool's effectiveness on students’ success. For both the 2011 and the 2012 classes, statistical analysis shows that website usage is connected to increased performance on the retrosynthesis topic. We also inquired motivational factors behind the students' website usage as well as increased student performance. We collected and analyzed data related to the way that students interacted with the site, and their perceptions of its usefulness. We found that student website usage is found to be positively correlated with some motivational factors more than others. Student perceptions of the usefulness of the site and the engagement with the site is highest for more self-determined students.
@InProceedings{KOSELEREMRE2016AWE,
author = {Koseler Emre, R. and Ben-Daat, H. and Austin, A.C. and Gould, I.R.},
title = {A WEB-BASED TEACHING TOOL FOR MULTI-STEP SYNTHESIS IN ORGANIC CHEMISTRY: STUDENT PERSPECTIVES AND MOTIVATIONS},
series = {8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN16 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-608-8860-4},
issn = {2340-1117},
doi = {10.21125/edulearn.2016.0423},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/edulearn.2016.0423},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Barcelona, Spain},
month = {4-6 July, 2016},
year = {2016},
pages = {6559-6565}}
TY - CONF
AU - R. Koseler Emre AU - H. Ben-Daat AU - A.C. Austin AU - I.R. Gould
TI - A WEB-BASED TEACHING TOOL FOR MULTI-STEP SYNTHESIS IN ORGANIC CHEMISTRY: STUDENT PERSPECTIVES AND MOTIVATIONS
SN - 978-84-608-8860-4/2340-1117
DO - 10.21125/edulearn.2016.0423
PY - 2016
Y1 - 4-6 July, 2016
CI - Barcelona, Spain
JO - 8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
JA - EDULEARN16 Proceedings
SP - 6559
EP - 6565
ER -
R. Koseler Emre, H. Ben-Daat, A.C. Austin, I.R. Gould (2016) A WEB-BASED TEACHING TOOL FOR MULTI-STEP SYNTHESIS IN ORGANIC CHEMISTRY: STUDENT PERSPECTIVES AND MOTIVATIONS, EDULEARN16 Proceedings, pp. 6559-6565.
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