Organic Chemistry Demystified and Mobilized with a Touch of Technology

Wednesday, February 05 | 9:30AM–11:00AM | Court Assembly Foyer
Session Type: Professional Development

Undergraduate students in an introductory organic chemistry course were provided with iPad minis equipped with iSpartan, a powerful molecular visualization app, for one semester. Student performance in the iPad course was compared to performance in the same course taught by the same instructor the previous semester. Using composite SAT scores as a covariate to control for academic ability, performance on the final exam was statistically greater in the iPad course than in the comparison course (p < 0.001). Similarly, course grades were statistically higher in the iPad course (p = 0.007). Please bring a smartphone or tablet. The presenters will demonstrate all apps on iOS devices. The iSpartan is a paid app and will be demonstrated at a level appropriate for nonchemists.


OUTCOMES: Learn how to access resources using QR codes, create QR codes, and embed QR codes in handouts to link to online content * Create a free Evernote account on your personal mobile device, create notebooks, take notes containing text and photos within the same note, and access notes from other devices * Create a free Dropbox account, take video, upload video to Dropbox, and share video with others * Use ColorAssist to describe colors precisely * Understand how iSpartan can be used to explore 2D to 3D molecular transformations, 3D rotations, and other important molecular manipulations


  • Jacs Bennett

    Associate Professor, SUNY College at Oneonta

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