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1997 ChemConf: On-Line Chemistry Education Conference

06/01/97 to 08/01/97

Technical Program
Abstracts of Papers
Paper 1. "Using Netscape as a Presentation Manager"
Scott E. Van Bramer, Widener University, Chester, PA 19013., Discussion of Paper 1

Paper 2."Assessment in Chemistry/New Strategies for New Times"
I. Dwaine Eubanks, ACS DivCHED Examinations Institute, Clemson University, Clemson SC 29634 Discussion of Paper 2

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Paper 3. "What Every Chemist Should Know About Computers, II"
Mary L. Swift, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, College Of Medicine, Howard University, Washington DC 20059-0001. , and Theresa Julia Zielinski, Chemistry Department, Niagara University, Niagara University, NY 14109. Discussion of Paper 3

Paper 4. "The Costs of Incorporating Information Technology in Education"
Brian M. Tissue, Department of Chemistry, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0212. Discussion of Paper 4

Paper 5. "Using Pseudoscience to Teach General and Analytical Chemistry"
Michael Epstein, Margaret Bullard, Brad Buehler, Robin Koster, Department of Science, Mount Saint Mary's College, Emmitsburg, MD 21727. Discussion of Paper 5

Paper 6. "Nature Doesn't Solve Equations, So Why Should We? Mathematically-lean simulations in Chemistry"
Hugh M. Cartwright, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, Oxford University, South Parks Road, Oxford, England OX1 3QZ.

Alternative source of Paper 6 with smaller in-line images. Discussion of Paper 6

Paper 7. "Supplemental Instruction: A Model Program That Goes Against the Grain"
Cory Emal, Tanya Johnson and Paul Kelter, Department of Chemistry, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68588-0304. Discussion of Paper 7

Paper 8. "The Use of Excel in Physical Chemistry Seminars"
A. A. Kubasov, V. S. Lyutsarev and K. V. Ermakov, Moscow State University, Russia.

Alternative source of Paper 8 in North America. Discussion of Paper 8

Paper 9. "Are Simulations Just a Subsitute for Reality?"
Harry E. Pence, Chemistry Department, SUNY Oneonta, Oneonta, NY, 13820. Discussion of Paper 9

Paper 10. "Environmental and Industrial Chemistry - An On-Line Intercollegiate Course"
Leonard J. Archer (1), James M. Beard (2), Sylvia R. Esjornson (3), Aline M. Harrison (4), Reed Howald (5), Peter Mahaffy (6), Maria Pacheco (7), Erik Ricker (8), Donald Rosenthal (9), and James N. Stevenson (10).

(1) Missouri Western State College, St. Joseph, MO
(2) Catawba College, Salisbury, NC
(3) Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford, OK
(4) York College of Pennsylvania, York, PA
(5) Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
(6) The King's University College, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
(7) SUNY- Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY
(8) Niagara University, Niagara University, NY
(9) Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY
(10) Concordia University, Austin, TX
Discussion of Paper 10

Paper 11. "A Practical Guide to the Development of Interactive, Intercollegiate Learning Experiences for Chemistry Students."
George R. Long, Department of Chemistry, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA 15705 Discussion of Paper 11
June 1 to June 20 - On-Line Session 1

On or before June 1 - Retrieve Papers 1 to 5
June 2 - Short Questions for Paper 1
June 3 - Short Questions for Paper 2
June 4 - Short Questions for Paper 3
June 5 - Short Questions for Paper 4
June 6 - Short Questions for Paper 5
Week 1 Archives

June 9 and 10 - Discussion of Paper 1
June 11 and 12 - Discussion of Paper 2
June 13 and 16 - Discussion of Paper 3
June 17 and 18 - Discussion of Paper 4
June 19 and 20 - Discussion of Paper 5

June 23 to July 11- On-Line Session 2

On or before June 22 - Retrieve Papers 6 to 8
June 23 - Short Questions for Paper 6
June 24 - Short Questions for Paper 7
June 25 - Short Questions for Paper 8

June 30 and July 1 - Discussion of Paper 6
July 7 and July 8 - Discussion of Paper 7
July 9 and July 10- Discussion of Paper 8

July 14 to Aug. 1 - On-Line Session 3

On or before July 13 - Retrieve papers 9 to 11
July 14 - Short Questions for Paper 9
July 15 - Short Questions for Paper 10
July 16 - Short Questions for Paper 11

July 21 and 22 - Discussion of Paper 9
July 23 and 24 - Discussion of Paper 10
July 25 and 28 - Discussion of Paper 11

July 29 to August 1 - General Discussion and Evaluation

Conference Articles

Abstracts of Papers:

George R. Long
Department of Chemistry, Indiana University of PA
Indiana, PA 15705


During the last two years I have been involved in the development and operation of a number of on-line courses. The scope of projects varied from a whole semester course, to a two week in class project, however the general intent of these courses have all been essentially the same, to enhance the learning experience for students by providing interaction, via the internet, among classes at geographically diverse institutions. This paper examines the logistics of designing an on-line activity, from both a technical and pedagogical perspective, and examines how students react to an on-line learning environment. Hopefully, this paper will act as a guide for those interested in developing their own on-line projects.