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Chemistry Blended Learning Initiative

Chemistry Blended Learning Initiative

History of Project Beginning in the summer of 2005 and spanning until early 2007, the Center for Learning & Teaching at Penn State Berks partnered with chemistry professors Dr. Ike Shibley and and Dr. Kate Amaral to redesign our Chemistry 110 course in a blended format. The Chem 110 course was selected for this project because it was a large introductory course that had both a high failure rate and low student retention rates. The newly designed course utilizes a blended, or hybrid format, in which traditional lectures were replaced by collaborative group work and the use of student response systems. An element of online participation outside of class was added in the form of online class guides, podcasts, web-based resources, and locally produced interactive multimedia practice exercises... Show More


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