Problem Based Learning at Maricopa
This site contains information about problem-based learning from a variety of disciplines, including chemistry. The content is geared to faculty use, including those wishing to start instituting PBL into a course and contains links to other PBL sites.
The Electronic Statistics Textbook
This electronic textbook on statistics provides both extensive and in depth coverage of statistics. Although an excellent reference for analytical chemistry students and faculty, the lack of chemistry-related practice problems or exercises may not make it an appropriate substitute for a traditional text.
From Teaching to Learning: Part III. Lectures and Approaches to Active Learning
This is an article link from the Journal of Veterinary Medical Education applying active learning processes in veterinary classes focusing on asking questions and brainstorming in class. This page is for faculty, but is general and not specifically geared to analytical chemistry. The quality of content is excellent and uses examples of material used in a science lecture, Journal references are included.
CL-1: Field-tested Learning Assessment Guide (FLAG)
This page gives Field-tested Learning Assessment Guides (FLAG) for use in a college or university setting in mathematics, science or engineering. There is a writing intensive portfolio that can be accessed, but most of the material focuses on general and organic chemistry courses that can be used by faculty or graduate student.
CTI Active Learning Page
This UK site contains the first eleven issues of the journal, Active Learning, dealing with computer technology for learning and assessing learning, published by the Computers in Teaching Initiative (CTI). It also links to the first issue of CTI Primers, which has ten additional articles on computer technology for teaching and assessment, and has a good article on searching materials on the Web. The title has how passed to the Institute for Learning and Teaching (http://www.ilt.ac.uk/).
This page presents material from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Instructional Excellence Retreat, May 1996, on applying cooperative learning in a classroom setting. It gives a nice, quick, summary of cooperative learning, defining it and establishing rules and techniques. The site is for faculty, but is general and not specifically geared to analytical science.
Biosensors: Past, Present and Future
A unique website covering material not found in textbooks and provides a balanced viewpoint on relevant properties and characteristics of biosensors. Contents were copyrighted in 1996.
Videos zur Titration und Gravimetrie (Titration and Gravimetry Videos)
This website provides a set of short videos which demonstrate to quantitative analysis students the basic steps and visual changes encountered for the following experiments: Mohr titration (for chloride), acid-base titrations, and gravimetry for iron and nickel. A cursory knowledge of German is needed. However, individuals with some knowledge in these techniques can interpret these videos with little trouble. Real Player (or other software that can play .ram files) is required.
Analytical Instruments and Spectroscopic Concepts
Primers for different analytical techniques (HTML, PDF). Also links to animations and audio descriptions of analytically related concepts. Techniques include atomic absorption, spectrophotometry, chemiluminescence, gas chromatography, mass spectrometry, and atomic emission.
Linking the Lab Experience with Everyday Life: An Analytical Chemistry Experiment for Agronomy Stude
Modifying the analytical chemistry curriculum to increase student interest in agronomy. Samples of soils and plants prepared by students were introduced. The response of plants to different soil treatments increased student interest in chemical analyses. Evaluation of chemical and physicochemical parameters demonstrated the application of concepts of chemistry in analysis.
A Glossary for Mass Spectrometry
A compilation of some of the more widely used terms that non-mass spectrometrists may encounter, and for which a simple definition would be helpful. (3.5 MB PDF file)
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
Compendium of web resources for faculty interested in incorporating problem-based learning and case studies in their courses. Case teaching notes, problem based learning. Article designed for faculty interested in incorportating case discussion in introductory and more advanced courses.
4-H Club members from Alabama, Mississippi and Oklahoma gather at Tuskegee Instute
Caption: "Negro club members at Tuskegee Institute, from Alabama, Mississippi, and Oklahoma. Macon Co." December 8, 1925.,JPEG from black-and-white photograph
Les services de référence en milieu universitaire : de nouvelles orientations!
Communication présentée dans le cadre du programme de formation continue de la Corporation des bibliothécaires professionnels du Québec, vendredi le 11 mars 2005.,L'arrivée des ressources électroniques, l'enseignement à distance et les habitudes de recherche de la génération Web ont obligé les bibliothèques universitaires à adapter leurs services et leurs pratiques. On remarque une évolution vers un modèle de bibliothèque centrée sur l'apprentissage, qui exploite le potentiel des
Investigating the evolution of grain scale microstructure during large plastic deformation of polycr
Polycrystalline deformation and its modeling by currently used crystal plasticity models has been investigated by means of experiments involving direct measurement of deformation induced orientation changes. The experiments used a polycrystalline aluminum sample with columnar grains, whose initial lattice orientations were mapped using the Orientation Imaging Microscopy (OIM) technique. The sample was then deformed under (i) simple compression by 40% along the axis of the columnar grains and (ii
Frequency domain blind multiple-input multiple-output system identification
Since commercial banks play important roles in the financial markets, it is important to evaluate whether banks operate efficiently. Moreover, given increased competition from non-bank financial institutions, commercial banks should operate more efficiently than they did previously. Commercial banks might operate more efficiently if they have superior information. If this is true, bank size should not matter to the operation of the bank. Thus, as long as the bank has superior information, it wil
Counseling Homosexual Students in the Secondary School Setting: Perceptions of Guidance Counselors
This study addresses counselor attitudes as they relate to addressing the needs of homosexual students in the secondary school setting. Homosexual students are often abused and/or neglected in the school setting based as the result of their perceived sexual orientation. The lack of attention provided to this population has cost districts significant money in punitive damage awards over the past ten years or so. While most view the school counselor as the likely staff member to provide interventi
Screening for Autism Spectrum Disorders: Pediatric Practices Eight Years after Publication of Practi
This project describes current general developmental and autism screening practices of pediatricians in the United States following the latest practice guidelines published by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in November 2007. It compares results to data collected in previous surveys on this topic, which suggest that pediatricians are not following the AAP guidelines despite repeated recommendations to do so over the past 8 years. A 110-question web-based survey was made available to 386
Towards a Grammar of Leadership
Contemporary (empirical) leadership study (CLS) is beset with the inability to define its object efficiently. Consequently, CLS has generated hundreds of so-called leadership “definitions” with no end in sight, leaving the field in disarray. This situation of definitional indefiniteness is due to a lack of a fundamental (philosophical, non-empirical) theory of leadership that articulates a universal leadership reality that grounds and provides referential stability for empirical study. This
Parent Stress Reduction Through a Psychosocial Intervention For Children Diagnosed with Attention-De
Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) experience significant difficulties in the domains of attention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. This constellation of symptoms not only has a negative impact on the child’s life by creating difficulties in school and peer relations, but also is associated with difficulties within the home. In fact, having a child with ADHD is correlated with significant increases in the amount of stress that parents experience. Studies have indi