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Dr. Magdalena Wajrak of Edith Cowan University presents how she worked with LearnSci and the positive impact it’s had on their students' learning experience.
What is the real impact of LabSims in the region?
of the students engaged
with the simulation in the first semester, and it’s grown from there. Now they’re going back multiple times. (University of Queensland)
by Chemistry students. (University of Sydney)
hours of marking time saved
achieved with advanced chemistry Smart Worksheets. (University of Western Australia)
Dr. Andrew Allsebrook
University of Queensland
“The simulations and Smart Worksheet assessments from Learning Science have broadened our horizons of what we can do for the students. The fact that Learning Science is a team of scientists and developers means that they understand the types of questions we want to ask and can advise on best use of technologies."
Chemistry in the Time of COVID-19: Reflections on a Very Unusual Semester
Stephen George-Williams, Alice Motion, Reyne Pullen, Peter J. Rutledge, Siegbert Schmid, and Shane Wilkinson
Journal of Chemical Education
Educators around the world have been challenged to adapt their teaching and pastoral care rapidly in response to the coronavirus pandemic. In this article, we, the academic members of the Chemistry Education and Communication Research Theme (CECR) from the School of Chemistry at the University of Sydney, reflect on the challenges and successes over the course of this most unusual semester.
The LearnSci Teaching Innovation Awards support innovation that positively impacts teaching quality and enhances student learning. Applicants are asked to demonstrate how they have led innovation in teaching and learning in their institution. Winners are chosen by an expert scientific educational panel.
Dr. Magdalena Wajrak, Senior Lecturer, Edith Cowan University, School of Science
Honourable Mention Finalist The ability of a chemistry student to consolidate and link theoretical concepts and experimental observations is a key skill. Through electronic lab books, pre and post-lab exercises linking LabSims, videos and questions were developed and implemented into teaching. These helped students visualise and understand experiments better, improving their laboratory experience. Students left the lab with a deeper understanding and more excited about studying chemistry.
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Dr. Andrew Allsebrook, Lead Demonstrator at the University of Queensland
Andrew won a thoroughly deserved University of Queensland Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education.
His passion to provide the best learning opportunities for the students created a rewarding collaboration and a transformed lab experience.
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