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...

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...

Cheminfo Retrieval Second Class FA09

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This is a recording of the second class on Chemical Information Retrieval on Oct 1, 2009 at Drexel University. The first part involves technical details about using the Wikispaces site and the rest is an open ended discussion of topics relating to publishing in science and chemistry: primary and secondary/tertiary sources, Open Access, copyright and Web2.0

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.

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,...