The introduction of new technology offers huge potential for the enhancement of chemistry education, particularly for topics which can be difficult to show in traditional 2d media. However, whilst the introduction of such technologies can inspire great optimism, their tangible effects and real-world applicability are not always clearly defined. This results in a dilemma for educators, who are often excited by the idea of such novel technologies but unaware of the most effective ways to implement them in their curriculum. Technology-enabled blended learning experiences for chemistry education and outreach provides a comprehensive overview of both theory and practical implementation suggestions, equipping educators with the knowledge they need to implement technology effectively and creatively in their chemistry teaching.
Beginning with a guide to the theoretical background of technologies currently in use, part 1 introduces readers to the current landscape and provides a solid foundation to understanding how technology can be usefully integrated in learning and teaching chemistry content. Part 2 then delves into the specifics of implementing technology, how to design the curriculum with tech in mind, and how it can be applied to both outreach & evaluation efforts. Finally, part 3 presents case studies of technology already being implemented. This provides the reader with some practicable examples describing applications of the theories & technologies they have just learned about
Drawing on the broad experiences and unique insights of a global team of authors from a whole host of different backgrounds, technology-enabled blended learning experiences for chemistry education and outreach aims to stimulate readers' creativity and inspire them to find their own novel applications of the techniques highlighted in this volume.