Help students to learn better Organic Chemistry with ChemSense. Chan Kam Yuen (199122298). Learning Organic Chemistry. Furniss and Parsonage (1977) 3 most difficult areas: functional groups, isomerism and nomenclature Bojczuk (1982)
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Help students to learn better Organic Chemistry with ChemSense
Chan Kam Yuen (199122298)
Furniss and Parsonage (1977)
–About 40% of sixth form and college students thought that organic chemistry was the most difficult section of the syllabus in Kenya
Can be done better by drill & practice
Difficult for students with poor memorization
Require students to analyze the questions
Apply their knowledge into unfamiliar situations
Require conceptual changes in this area
Computer or Technology
Computer-supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL)
My research Question
Would students learn better in Organic Chemistry if they learn collaboratively with the help of ChemSense?
Results and Analysis
The t-value (N=9) that reflects the performance difference between the experimental groups and the control group in the pre-test, assignments and post-test.
Interactivity = 3
Number of postings of each phase in their discussion
Their discussion is mainly sharing information
Boys’ group has more collaborative work than girls’.
Boy’s group discussed for better solution.
(Phase II discussion)
1.CH3CH2CH2COCl H2/Pd/BaSO4/S CH3CH2CH2CHO (reduction of acyl chloride)
2.CH3CH2CH2CHO LiAlH4/ether H2O CH3CH2CH2CH2OH (reduction of aldehyde)
3.CH3CH2CH2CH2OH + CH3COOH CH3COOCH2CH2CH2CH3 (esterification)
3.CH3CH2CH2CH2OH + CH3COOH(c.H2SO4) CH3COOCH2CH2CH2CH3