Engaging Health Student in Learning Organic Chemistry Reaction Mechanisms Using Short and Snappy Lightboard Videos

Stephanie S. Schweiker*, Ben K. Griggs, Stephan M. Levonis

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Abstract

Organic reaction mechanisms are one of the most challenging question types in introductory organic chemistry subjects. We identified that the students within our health-based programs had traditionally performed poorly with these question types. With the aim to increase student engagement, we have developed a series of lightboard videos demonstrating key organic mechanisms. The effectiveness of these lightboard videos was first evaluated in a postlecture group learning session, and second as an extra resource over a four year period by comparing the exam results. The students overall showed an increase in performance in the subject, and a deeper engagement over the time during which we analyzed the effectiveness of these resources. ©

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3867–3871
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Chemical Education
Volume97
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2020

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