Journal of Chemical Software
Online ISSN : 1883-8359
Print ISSN : 0918-0761
ISSN-L : 0918-0761
Educational Effect of Microcomputer-Aided Learning on Practical Experiments in Chemistry Curriculum
Tadayosi YoshimuraHideo SakagamiYoshihiro FujikamiBrian T. Newbold
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1994 Volume 2 Issue 2 Pages 108-117


Microcomputer-aided learning (CAL) has been put into effect in various ways in chemistry teaching. Computer support is a useful tool for schooling. Students learn in detail about the experimental contents by themselves before beginning an experiment in the desired study, and then may carry out microcomputer-aided learning.
We enforce learning before the experimental training in our College, and examine the training effect on education. A teaching materials program for learning was developed by graduation study work. There are 18 themes (physical chemistry experiments).
Students must understand the experimental operation necessary for beforehand training in every theme. We have been developing a beforehand learning program (CAL software) in each theme (physical chemistry experiment). A student beginning an experiment uses the program and then puts the training into effect.
We have examined the CAL training effect on education for cases with or without beforehand learning and found that such learning has a marked positive impact on the experimental training of the student in the chemistry curriculum.

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