Education 2.0: Leveraging Collaborative Tools for Teaching

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Jean-Claude Bradley presents at the Drexel E-Learning 2.0 Conference on March 25, 2010. The talk covers the educational uses of screencasting, wikis, blogs, games, Google Spreadsheets and Second Life.

UPenn Library Open Notebook Science Talk Jan2010

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Jean-Claude Bradley presents "Open Notebook Science and other Science2.0 Approaches to Communicate Research" at the University of Pennsylvania Library on January 21, 2010. The introduction covers recent examples of where the sharing of laboratory notebook information in chemistry on the blogosphere has been key to resolving ambiguous results in the traditional literature. Other examples illustrate the inability to assess contradictory data in the literature simply because insufficient...

Crowdsourced Chemistry Why Online Chemistry Data Needs Your Help

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This is the Ignite talk that I gave at ScienceOnline2010 #sci010 in the Research Triangle Park in North Carolina on January 16th 2010. This was supposed to be a 5 minute talk highlighting the quality of chemistry data on the internet. Ok, it was a little tongue in cheek because it was an after dinner talk and late at night but the data are real, the problem is real and the need for data curation of chemistry data online is real. On ChemSpider we have provided a platform to deposit and curate...

Citizen Scientists and Their Contributions to Internet Based Chemistry

submitted by: AntonyWilliams
This presentation was a presentation to a group of chemistry students at Drexel University. The premise of this presentation was an overview of the ChemSpider search engine and database but during the process of teaching about ChemSpider an overview of various aspects of internet based chemistry were given. This included: the quality of chemistry-related data online, an overview of InChIs as a basis for searching the internet by chemical structure and semantic markup of chemistry articles.

Cheminfo Retrieval Class 8th FA09

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This is the lecture from the 8th Chemical Information Retrieval class at Drexel University on November 12, 2009. It starts with a demonstration of how to use of ChemSketch and Chemspider to display and manipulate chemical structures, especially those with complicated stereochemistry. Technical issues with using SMILES between the two platforms are addressed, as are optimization of 3D structures and inverting chiral centers. Microsoft Paint is used to process screen captures to images that...

Cheminfo Retrieval Class Six FA09

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This is the lecture from the sixth Chemical Information Retrieval class at Drexel University on October 29, 2009. It starts with a review of some of the new questions answered by students from the chemistry publishing FAQ, which covers patent information and accessing electronic journals at Drexel. Tony Williams submitted a puzzle to resolve conflicting structures in ChemSpider, which is too difficult to be a regular assignment. It requires re-analyzing spectroscopic data in papers where...

Cheminfo Retrieval Fifth Class FA09

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The fifth Chemical Information Retrieval class at Drexel University on October 22, 2009 started out with covering the new 3D structure viewer introduced recently at PLoS ONE to provide ideas for students doing a multimedia project this term. The current student answers to the chemistry publishing FAQ are then discussed. The reason for removing glatiramer acetate from ChemSpider is explained and a few databases (Wikipedia, PubChem, DrugBank) are visited that still contain the incorrect...

Cheminfo Retrieval Fourth Class FA09

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This is a recording of the fourth class on Chemical Information Retrieval on Oct 15, 2009 at Drexel University. It starts with some tips on removing formatting from Wikispaces pages, the Drexel Cisco VPN client for accessing paid subscriptions off campus and how to link to a DOI. The first two assignments for the class are then described. The first involves summarizing each paragraph of an article and an option to use AcaWiki is demonstrated. The second involves filling in an FAQ for...

NERM 09: Leveraging Transparency and Crowdsourcing in Chemistry Using Open Notebook Science

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Jean-Claude Bradley presents on October 9, 2009 at the Northeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Hartford. This talk, entitled "Leveraging Transparency and Crowdsourcing in Chemistry Using Open Notebook Science", was part of a symposium on Publishing and Promoting Chemistry in the Internet Age. It consists of an overview of Open Notebook Science with some new content on solubility prediction algorithms written by Andrew Lang and a few example of students taking a...

Chemical Information Retrieval class 1 FA09

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Jean-Claude Bradley introduces Chemical Information Retrieval (CHEM 367 and CHEM 767) at Drexel University with an overview of topics to be covered. See class wiki at http://getcheminfo.wikispaces.com for details.