Advancing Undergraduate Chemistry Education with Dynamic, Open-Access ChemWiki HyperTextbooks
Rapidly rising undergraduate fees and textbook costs impede access to higher education for many students, especially those from underserved and at-risk populations. The ChemWiki is a collaborative approach toward chemistry education where an open-access textbook environment is constantly being written and rewritten, partly by students and partly by faculty members. The result is a free and ultimately high-quality chemistry textbook that supplants the conventional paper-based version. The ChemWiki is multifaceted, highly flexible, and adaptable to any level or course in chemistry and uses established wiki technology to facilitate this mass collaborative effort.
Assistant Professor, Chemistry, University of California, Davis