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1st Year Chemistry lecturers create interactive online environment & embed simulations

Author: CIECT

Embedding of simulations into a structured online environment

Lecturers Fanelwa Ngece, Timothy Lesch and Candice Franke visited CIECT to engage around best practices and the embedding of simulations into a structured online environment.

Colleagues- Lindiwe Khotseng (Course Coordinator), Francis Muya, Keagan Pokpas and Candice Franke jointly teach the first year Chemistry module which focuses on  basic concepts in general Chemistry (CHE 116).

The CIECT team advised the Department regarding the design and development of a structured online environment, rather than mere uploading resources into an online space. Hence, this module entails: Overview; Course Outline; Prelab Simulations; Announcement; Discussion forums; Assignments and Tests and Quizzes.

It should be noted that the lecturers have embedded the Learning Science Simulations for each term within their online structured environment. Students can access Pre-Lab Simulations from any geographical location:

       Safety Features and Hazards

       Dressing for the Lab

       Graduated Cylinders, etc.

Regular announcements are shared to inform students about important activities.It should be noted that these announcements are linked to students emails.

Weekly tutorial tests have been created which enables students to prepare effectively for Laboratory sessions. Moreover, students are equipped with safety measures prior to engaging in the Lab.

Note: It should be noted that access to the Interactive Simulations will consume data.

Contact the CIECT team to design and develop your interactive online environments​​


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