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The Chemistry of Facebook: Using Social Networking to Create an Online Community for the Organic Chemistry Laboratory

        

The Chemistry of Facebook: Using Social Networking to Create an Online Community for the Organic Chemistry Laboratory

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This article suggests that educators consider meeting students where they are. Frustrated by students' lack of engagement in WebCT discussion forums, Schroeder and Greenbowe tried something else with an organic chemistry class: a course Facebook group. Although not all students joined the optional group, participation among those who did was far more dynamic than activity in the WebCT group. (NOTE:  You will have to join Innovate to access the article, but it is free)
Material Type: Open Journal-Article
Date Added to MERLOT: April 02, 2009
Date Modified in MERLOT: June 16, 2011
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Submitter: Cathy Swift

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Primary Audience: College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division, Graduate School
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Language: English
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