University Chemistry ›› 2020, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (5): 263-268.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX202004155

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Making the Best Use of Online Teaching for Organic Chemistry Laboratory Courses through Instructional Design and Practice

Lingling Li, Quan Lan, Zhenggen Zha, Jun Jiang, Hongyan Feng, Yuan Zheng()   

  • Received:2020-04-30 Accepted:2020-05-09 Published:2020-05-18
  • Contact: Yuan Zheng


It has been two months since a boom of online education triggered by the epidemic in China. At present, we are keeping focus on how to optimize our online class. In the case of chemistry laboratory courses, there's not much that can be done to experimental operations through online teaching. While for the traditional teaching procedure, there is still room for improvement in terms of integrating research to teaching, interactivity, etc. This paper will present some design strategies for improving teaching the organic chemistry laboratory online. To be specific, it describes how teaching materials like the lesson plan and virtual lab were coordinated into the online teaching. And we will also discuss the holistic approach to a better outcome for students' active learning and integration research into teaching by redesigning multiple phases, such as the pre-laboratory preparation, live online class, experimental operations.

Key words: Organic chemistry laboratory, Online teaching, Instructional design, Integrating research into teaching, Optimizing