The SPOC course of spectroscopic methods in organic chemistry explored a combination of online and offline hybrid teaching methods based on the Chinese University MOOC network (https://www.icourse163.org/). Based on the characteristics of students at normal universities, the course was designed by improving teaching methods, designing course processes and contents, improving the contents of online video course, experiencing lessons and learning processes, and analyzing actual teaching results. The course aims to explore SPOC teaching rules, carry out teaching reforms, and provide more in-depth, meaningful, and effective teaching methods.
In this paper, we summarized the problems of traditional teaching mode in the course of fundamentals of modern chemistry (organic chemistry) and explored a mixed teaching mode that combines SPOC, flipped classroom, traditional classroom and whole process examination. The practical results show that this model is helpful for the improvement of teaching quality and worth popularizing.
In light of the objectives and teaching status of analytical chemistry laboratories, the massive open online course (MOOC) platform for analytical chemistry laboratories is developed and modified based on trial and feedback from students. An outlook is given on the MOOC platform for laboratory courses.
Flipped classroom and open classroom are both new teaching modes to improve the efficiency of teaching. Based on the combination of these two teaching strategies and the principles of chemical engineering course, this article uses the distillation section as an example to illustrate the implement process of this teaching mode. In light of the characteristics of the principles of chemical engineering course, we design and introduce the combination of the flipped and open classroom into teaching, and results of this strategy, mainly including teaching analysis, teaching strategy, teaching process and effectiveness. We come up with teaching methods and modes that are well suited to the learning characteristics of undergraduates, aiming to provide references.
The current process evaluation methods of college curriculum teaching are labor-intensive, inaccurate, and lacking the necessary platform. Taking the advantage of the easiness in use and communication of WeChat, a process evaluation platform was constructed to improve teaching. This WeChat-based platform is proved to be effective in encouraging autonomic learning, improving the learning outcome, and promoting the mutual improvement of students and teachers.
Case teaching method is adopted to reform physical chemistry teaching to mobilize students' learning enthusiasm, activate classroom atmosphere and help students to understand nonfigurative and difficult basic concepts and principles. Theory is combined with practice, and a lot of cases from daily life, industrial and agricultural production together with scientific research are introduced into the whole teaching process of physical chemistry. Thus, the teaching effect is greatly improved.
The ability to communicate effectively using professional English in scientific activities is very important. However, effective methods to teach college students professional English in chemistry are still needed. Herein, we demonstrate several practices on how to combine the "audiolingual method" and "task-based method" for training college students with the basic ability to listen to and speak professional English in chemistry.
This paper introduces the production methods, production ideas and production steps of the "College Chemistry" mind mapping. We discuss the specific presentation of how the mind mapping is used in the various chapters of "College Chemistry" and how to use the mind mapping to learn about "College Chemistry". With the mind mapping in "College Chemistry", students' mastery of knowledge has been significantly improved, the learning initiative has been enhanced, and the learning efficiency, in particular, students' ability to summarize has been improved.
Taking the chapter of "errors and data processing" in analytical chemistry as an example, the teaching design, teaching practice and teaching efficiency of mind-mapping were explored. The derivation of the new knowledge point, the relation between the new and old knowledge points, their generalization and summarization were emphasized in the design of mind-mapping; the blackboard-writing and mixed-media complemented each other in the teaching practice, the guiding function of mind-mapping was highlighted; and students' logical thinking was practiced in homework. The teaching practice and questionnaire survey show that it is necessary to introduce mind-mapping to university classroom teaching. Mind-mapping can improve students' logical thinking, increase their "learning ability" and arouse their enthusiasm. The teaching effect is satisfying.
Based on the massive open online course (MOOC) of physical chemistry from Chinese university MOOCs platform, the authors introduce some initiatives and experiences in the MOOC course construction and the application for undergraduate teaching in Dalian University of Technology. The blended teaching and learning mode made up of "online" and "offline" was put into practice in other universities, and a new "1 + M + N" mode to provincial cross-school sharing has been demonstrated. It was shown that only the enhancement of MOOC teaching be highly valued throughout whole course of teaching, the students' quality and ability could be better cultivated followed by improving teaching quality.
With its tailored learning content, flexible learning environment and directed teacher guidance, the flipped classroom in "nutrition chemistry" has effectively solved the problems of students' specialty, large number and limited time in the course of elective course. The teaching mode based on the cultivation of students' ability and the core of improving scientific literacy was constructed.
In the article, we presented an instructional design of "Particle in One-Dimensional Box Theory" and "HMO Theory" application based on flipped classroom teaching. The students are instructed to use both "Particle in One-Dimensional Box Theory" and "HMO Theory" to solve the electronic structure of olefins and enhance their understanding of quantum mechanics theory via comparison of "Particle in One-Dimensional Box Theory" and "HMO Theory".
The paper focuses on designing carefully and carrying out combined teaching methods. Meanwhile, some effective teaching methods, including chemical history teaching, situational teaching and heuristic teaching, are used to cultivate students' interest. In general, the teaching reforms have shown that the educational reform can improve self-learning abilities and cultivate innovation ability of students, and thereby improve the teaching quality of agricultural inorganic and analytical chemistry effectively.
Classroom activity and effectivity is a common problem that high-level universities have not solved well for a long time. After ten years of teaching reform, Sichuan University has formed a prototype of the "Sichuan-University Mode" for talent training. Based on the macro perspective of the development and demands of the society, this essay reexamines the educational mission of the new age and analyzes the undergraduates and the inconsistency of their subjective and objective needs. Based on the results, the value of the academic achievement assessment reform of non-standard-answer exam to the talent cultivation is evaluated. We argued that the assessment reformation stems from the concept of non-standardization of education. It embodies the capacity and the tolerance of universities and teachers. It is an effective approach to nourish the students' mind and to optimize their thinking pattern. It is a combination of moral education, innovative education and professional education. It strongly supports the goal of first-class talent training and is easy to operate in class. Hopefully, non-standard-answer examination could become a teaching paradigm benefiting to the classroom.
In the on-going tidal waves of MOOCs, the sociality of learning behavior of students has been diluted, which has resulted in unsatisfying effects on both learning and teaching. In this paper, one powerful teaching tool Course Cubic is elucidated in detail. By merging the virtual classroom generated in Course Cubic with physical classroom, the sociality of learning behavior of students was greatly enhanced and the satisfying teaching-and-learning has been achieved.
This article introduced several teaching methods of university chemistry to stimulate students' learning enthusiasm, cultivate their thinking ability and gain a satisfactory effect.
This paper explored "the classroom debates" in "nutrition chemistry" course. After evaluating the students' expectation in participating activities, the participating degree and their gains from the activity, it was found that the performance and gains from the "classroom debate" were influenced by provincial locations, genders and majors. The results showed that "the classroom debates" need to coordinate the students' speculative thinking ability, creative thinking, team playing, medical ethics and professional education as a whole. This would help the students to form a way of critical thinking as well as the right outlook on life and value system.
During the years of 2015 to 2018, the inorganic chemistry course in Tianjin University has gradually transited from small private on-line course (SPOC) to flipped classroom. Flipped classroom teaching practices were carried out at more than 30 classes at our university by the sufficient use of on-line course resources. These practices effectively improve the quality of teaching, and greatly solve the problem of poor learning initiative and low participation of the students existing in current traditional teaching model. This article in detail introduces and summarizes the following four aspects, including transition of teaching modes, construction of online resources, online and offline supervising, test scores analysis and teaching thought. The effective ways for flipped classroom mode are discussed to improve students' knowledge and learning ability. And it also provides references for teachers to carry out their classroom teaching reform.
The development and integration of information technology with higher education facilitate the construction of the first-class online course, which has been a key objective for undergraduate education reform. Based on the student-centered idea, it is a valuable exploration and practice to integrate the online course with traditional teaching, and make efforts on innovative digitized teaching mode by taking the advantage of information technology.