University Chemistry ›› 2020, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (5): 81-87.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX202003044

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Exploration of Student-Centered Online Learning of Physical Chemistry

Lianghui Gao(), Mengjie Gong, Fanbo Kong, Ting Yuan, Xiaohong Li, Lili Zu, Yunchao Li, Louzhen Fan   

  • Received:2020-03-12 Accepted:2020-03-14 Published:2020-03-16
  • Contact: Lianghui Gao


During the fight against the new coronavirus epidemic, the "Physical Chemistry" team of Beijing Normal University used various network platforms and tools, such as MOOC of China University, Rain Classroom and WeChat Group in the teaching process. The exploration and practice of online learning of "Physical Chemistry" is carried out based on MOOC teaching, with student learning as the center and teacher guidance as the support. Taking the most difficult chapter of "fundamentals for statistical thermodynamic" as an example, we designed a complex teaching program that includes previews, watching MOOC videos in class, real-time online exercises, teachers' answers, and after-class reflection and questioning. The students were encouraged to learn independently through the reserved information, designed activities and assignments. Practice shows that the online course has cultivated the students' self-management ability, trained their critical thinking skills, and achieved good teaching results.

Key words: Physical chemistry, Distance online learning, MOOC