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ChemWiki: The Dynamic Chemistry E-textbook

ChemWiki: The Dynamic Chemistry E-textbook

The ChemWiki is a collaborative approach toward chemistry education where an Open Access textbook environment is constantly being written and re-written by students and faculty members resulting in a free Chemistry textbook to supplant conventional paper-based books. The development of the ChemWiki is currently directed by UC Davis Professor Delmar Larsen.

The ChemWiki is a principal hub of the UC Davis STEMWiki Hyperlibrary, which is a multi-institutional collaborative venture to develop the next generation of open-access E-texts to improve STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) at all levels of higher learning. Other STEMWikis include the BioWiki, the GeoWiki, theStatWiki, the PhysWiki and the MathWiki.

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Melissa VanAlstine-Parris
1 year ago

This website has a lot of potential. It has the ability to be extremely flexible with information organized in such a fashion that it can be rearranged any way. It also has custon options for specific universities or alignment with major textbooks. It has some added features of case studies that help relate the concepts to real life. Some areas are limited, like homework and exercises and worksheets but I am sure these will expand with time. Overal the webiste is easy to use, with straightforward organization and links. I think this is a great resource.