Using social networking tools a la carte for organic chemistry education: wikis, blogs, Second Life, and more

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Jean-Claude Bradley describes the use of social networking tools to teach undergraduate organic chemistry. Public free wikis can be used effectively to manage class information as well as serve as a versatile platforms to process student assignments and provide rapid feedback. Examples of using Second Life to deliver quizzes, play games and offer students an environment to create projects involving 3D molecules, spectra and posters are detailed. The continuously evolving role of blogs,...

The Spectral Game: Learning spectroscopy using open data

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Jean-Claude Bradley presents on the Spectral Game at the American Chemical Society meeting in Washington, DC on August 17, 2009. The talk provides an overview of how openness in both teaching and research can help generate new educational resources, especially for teaching NMR. At the end Antony Williams says a few words about the Spectral Game project and the ChemSpider database which powers it via Open Data JCAMP-DX spectral depositions. The other developers of the game are Andrew Lang...

Qualifying Online Information Resources for Chemists

submitted by: AntonyWilliams
This meeting was about "Making the Web Work for Science and the Impact of e-Science and the Cyberinfrastructure." I provided an overview of how access to information has changed over the past 20 years for me. I talked about the challenges for publishers serving the chemistry community and how their business models are being challenged and how I empathize with the struggle to figure out how to deal with it. I talked about quality and how care must be taken when using information online. We...

An Overview of ChemSpider, A Structure Based Community for Chemists, and Chemmantis, a Markup System for Chemistry Documents

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This is a presentation I gave at Drexel University regarding our development of the ChemSpider and ChemMantis platforms. ChemSpider is built with the intention of providing a structure centric community for chemists and ChemMantis is to mark up and integrate chemistry based documents to online resources.