Inorganic chemistry teaching materials for mobile learning and/or “bring your own device” strategy

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Title: Inorganic chemistry teaching materials for mobile learning and/or “bring your own device” strategy
Authors: Torregrosa Maciá, Rosa | Molina Sabio, Miguel | Lillo-Rodenas, Maria Angeles | Silvestre-Albero, Joaquín | Berenguer-Murcia, Ángel | Ruiz-Rosas, Ramiro | Martínez Mira, Isidro | Vilaplana-Ortego, Eduardo | Cornejo Navarro, Olga
Research Group/s: Adhesión y Adhesivos | Materiales Avanzados | Materiales Carbonosos y Medio Ambiente
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Química Inorgánica | Universidad de Alicante. Instituto Universitario de Materiales
Keywords: Innovation | Technology | Teaching materials | Structural Inorganic Chemistry | Mobile learning | BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) strategy | RWD (Responsive Web Design)
Knowledge Area: Química Inorgánica
Issue Date: Jul-2017
Publisher: IATED Academy
Citation: Gómez Chova, L.; López Martínez, A.; Candel Torres. I. (Eds.). EDULEARN17 Proceedings: 9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, July 3rd-5th, 2017- Barcelona, Spain. Valencia: IATED Academy, 2017. ISBN 978-84-697-3777-4, pp. 2425-2430
Abstract: The study habits of millennial students are quite different from the students of past times. The new university student generations will need new teaching approaches adapted to their technological skills, with lap tops, tablets, smartphones, and so on, as tools for learning as its own pace, everywhere. In this communication, the adaptation of a collection of study materials, used in an Inorganic Chemistry Foundations topic, for their use in mobile learning and/or BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) strategy is presented. The materials are suited for the understanding of inorganic crystalline solids which, having crystalline structures (long range order), seem so difficult to visualize with 2D figures, as to understand their structural characteristics. The format of these materials was initially in PDF documents with 2D figures used for constructing models with little balls, following the steps in the text, on-site class in the laboratory. Later, the use of web pages with Java applets, running with JMol, introduced the students in a 3D visualization of the structure; clicking the different applet buttons student discovers the inner structure of the crystalline inorganic solids step by step. Both types of materials have been now brought up to date so that students would use them not only on-site classroom but also in every other time and place. Because JMol with Java doesn’t run in mobile devices, it has been necessary to use JSMol and also re-write the HTML5 (HyperText Markup Language) code and CSS (Cascading Style Sheet) following the RWD (Responsive Web Design) approach. Programming the website to automatically respond to the user’s preferences, it can be switching continuously image size and scripting abilities to accommodate for resolution, depending on the device used.
ISBN: 978-84-697-3777-4
ISSN: 2340-1117
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject
Rights: © 2017, IATED
Peer Review: si
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