Variety – Living Up to its Name!
Last week I attended the Variety in Chemistry Education conference in Loughborough. As before this conference delivered a variety of topics on the subject of chemistry teaching and these ranged from problem based learning to diagnostic testing to developing an understanding of the misconceptions students have about chemistry when they come to university. Along the way there was a healthy slice of technology in the form of audio feedback and screencasting of lectures.
As is now my practice at conferences, I provided a number of tweets but found this to be a rather lonely experience in Loughborough compared to other national conferences I have attended (either remotely or in person). Having said that the twitter stream for me is a great way to revisit the conference at a later date and so I have provided the tweets with the hashtag #Variety10 below for ease of finding.
Would be grateful to hear from other physical scientists who tweet on a regular basis. Come on, don’t be shy…… 🙂
Coming to the end of #Variety10. Thanks to everyone who took part for a great meeting.
Fri Sep 03 13:31:12 +0000 2010
Last “byte” of #Variety10 on easing the school to university transition.
Fri Sep 03 13:22:57 +0000 2010
Hearing about adaptive questions for e-assessment #Variety10
Fri Sep 03 13:06:14 +0000 2010
Hearing why students do not like organic chemistry. They like naming compounds but don’t like reaction mechanisms and synthesis #Variety10
Fri Sep 03 12:35:29 +0000 2010
Suggested that the mole could be described as a sub-terranean concept. Earthy chemistry humour at #Variety10
Fri Sep 03 12:32:31 +0000 2010
Only 44% of surveyed university chemistry students had first learned about the mole at GCSE level #Variety10
Fri Sep 03 12:25:08 +0000 2010
Next talk at #Variety10 is entitled “The Mole Misunderstood”
Fri Sep 03 12:13:01 +0000 2010
We cannot allow students to lose the skill of drawing chemical structures #Variety10
Fri Sep 03 12:11:52 +0000 2010
Listening to a talk on a chemistry diagnostic test for assessing basic and complex chemistry knowledge #Variety10
Fri Sep 03 12:06:47 +0000 2010
@msars It was a great session. All of the presentations should be available at some point on the #Variety10 website http://bit.ly/cOek96
Fri Sep 03 09:39:56 +0000 2010
Exploring crystal structures using http://webcsd.ccdc.cam.ac.uk/ during one of the workshop sessions at #Variety10
Fri Sep 03 09:29:32 +0000 2010
Phenomenography – the different approaches students take to problem solving: being described now at #Variety10
Fri Sep 03 08:44:31 +0000 2010
Here is the programme for #Variety10 (http://bit.ly/dxTd65). Will try to find some chemistry humour to tweet 🙂
Fri Sep 03 08:17:03 +0000 2010
First session of the day at #variety10. “From parrots to professionals: more effective chemistry graduates”.
Fri Sep 03 08:14:03 +0000 2010
New Post: In Pursuit of Meaningful Learning (#Variety10): The following quote from Michael (2001) was circulated a… http://bit.ly/8XCyWM
Thu Sep 02 14:56:31 +0000 2010
Now in a session at #Variety10 focussing on labs and practical work.
Thu Sep 02 14:30:27 +0000 2010
Lunch over, now being introduced to ChemTube3D http://bit.ly/96LuGe at #variety10
Thu Sep 02 12:50:09 +0000 2010
@traceymadden @michaelkls was right! RT @michaelkls: I’ll see you there! In my experience chemists don’t tweet 🙂 #variety10
Thu Sep 02 12:06:30 +0000 2010
RT @traceymadden: RT @PhysSciCentre: Variety in Chemistry Education Conference 2010 – follow it (or contribute) using the tag #variety10
Thu Sep 02 11:11:30 +0000 2010
Screencasting of lectures does not adversely affect attendance #Variety10
Thu Sep 02 11:10:46 +0000 2010
Getting ready to talk about our reflective video project (http://bit.ly/ayjRw3) at #Variety10 (http://bit.ly/dxTd65)
Thu Sep 02 11:10:03 +0000 2010
Two good talks on screencasting of lectures. To edit or not to edit? #Variety10
Thu Sep 02 11:09:58 +0000 2010
Some students think audio feedback is TOO personal #Variety10
Thu Sep 02 10:45:01 +0000 2010
Great talk on audio feedback using #Audacity at #Variety10
Thu Sep 02 10:40:50 +0000 2010
“You may feel that this is a little unclear but in fact I am lecturing it extremely well” Gaither 2002 #Variety10
Thu Sep 02 09:49:53 +0000 2010
@michaelkls Maybe we can swing the trend.. there should be a few tweeters in attendance… #variety10
Wed Sep 01 11:09:00 +0000 2010
New Post: Variety in Chemistry Education 2010: Today I am off to the Variety in Chemistry Education 2010 Conferenc… http://bit.ly/ah5Bav
Wed Sep 01 10:33:56 +0000 2010