DEVELOPMENT OF A MULTIMEDIA-BASED TOOL FOR TEACHING AN INTEGRATED EXPERIMENTAL CHEMISTRY COURSE

A. Ortiz1, R. Cuesta1, R. Bermejo1, A. Quesada2

1EPS Linares. University of Jaen (SPAIN)
2University of Jaen (SPAIN)
Teaching and learning based on the use of new technologies play an important role in Higher education especially in integral chemistry laboratory courses. Our goal is to promote a multimedia-based learning through flash presentations where engineering school students can approach chemistry more like practicing engineers focused in Chemistry Engineering. Twenty-two experimental videos have been recorded in the Engineering School of Linares and included as multimedia resources for Chemistry Engineering students.
This communication describes the development of multimedia teaching resources which contain different modules which has been designed to be used as self-learning study material or in a tutorial situation. Usually, during the traditional course, it is very difficult for students to operate instruments during their laboratory learning without the appropriate instruction and/or hands-on instrument demonstrations.
By using a multimedia flash presentation, the experimental videos can be used in lecture courses such as spectroscopy determination of chemical structures, inorganic synthesis or physical chemistry to show students details and management of the instruments. After viewing demonstrations, students can operate equipment by themselves with less teaching supervision and working in a more autonomous way.
The texts, hypertexts, sets of animations or videos, tutorial and procedures relating to the topic of the experimental work can be flexibly integrated into introductory or advanced courses as Physical, Inorganic or Organic chemistry.