We have developed a series of short (5 – 15 minutes) videos to introduce students to topics such as curly arrow reaction mechanisms, spectroscopic techniques, and the polymerization of styrene. The videos are designed to supplement lecture courses or lab classes, as well as serve as a revision tool. As such, they help students who are struggling with lectures, who enter the undergraduate programme late, or who have simply forgotten elementary skills. The videos introduce students to the topic at a fast pace, emphasise key features, use simple "visual effects" and aim to entertain, but avoid the normal "Powerpoint" lecture style. More recently, a series of videos on aspects of polymer synthesis and characterisation were prepared by BSc (Hons) project students in their final year. Advantages and disadvantages of this approach, and the impact on student understanding and comprehension will be discussed.
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||Abstracts of Papers: American Chemical Society Meetings|
|Publication status||Published - 28 Aug 2011|