Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 2, 2018

Developing communication confidence and professional identity in chemistry through international online collaborative learning

Author affiliations

Abstract

The use of online collaborative assignments (OCAs) between two flipped organic chemistry classrooms, one in Canada and the other in the United States, was examined for impact on learners. The intervention was designed to support content mastery, aid in increasing students’ communication skills through chemistry drawing and verbalization, facilitate emergence of professional identity, and promote development of appreciation for chemistry as an international language. A mixed-methods approach consisting of interviews, student written reflections, and questionnaires was used to evaluate the impact of the OCAs. Students described their experience of the OCAs in terms of: chemistry communication confidence; engaged learning; chemistry learning; relationships; and professional identity.

Article information


Submitted
10 Nov 2017
Accepted
01 Mar 2018
First published
01 Mar 2018

Chem. Educ. Res. Pract., 2018,19, 567-582
Article type
Paper

Developing communication confidence and professional identity in chemistry through international online collaborative learning

D. Skagen, B. McCollum, L. Morsch and B. Shokoples, Chem. Educ. Res. Pract., 2018, 19, 567 DOI: 10.1039/C7RP00220C

To request permission to reproduce material from this article, please go to the Copyright Clearance Center request page.

If you are an author contributing to an RSC publication, you do not need to request permission provided correct acknowledgement is given.

If you are the author of this article, you do not need to request permission to reproduce figures and diagrams provided correct acknowledgement is given. If you want to reproduce the whole article in a third-party publication (excluding your thesis/dissertation for which permission is not required) please go to the Copyright Clearance Center request page.

Read more about how to correctly acknowledge RSC content.


Social activity

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements