OrgChem101 is a set of organic chemistry learning modules that provide structured guidance as you (the student) explore organic chemistry concepts. The modules provide metacognitive support, interactive instructional videos, animations, and interactive activities that promote the mastery of concepts, provide feedback, and link to real-world contexts.
OrgChem101 includes three learning modules:
- Nomenclature for organic chemistry
- Organic reaction mechanisms
- Organic acid-base reactions
The learning outcomes for all of the modules target the development of domain specific knowledge, higher order thinking and metacognitive skill development.
Metacognition is the: (1) awareness of your knowledge (or lack thereof) and (2) the strategies you use to plan and monitor understanding and performance.
In these modules, we provide opportunities for you to self-assess your knowledge, complete an assessment, compare your self-assessment to your results, and reflect on your results. These self-assessment and reflection opportunities arise explicitly at the start and end of every module, but we encourage you to use this information to continually plan and monitor your learning.
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Although we provide a recommended path to complete the modules, you can jump ahead or go back through the modules as you choose.
To maximize flexibility to institutions using the modules, the modules are designed for stand-alone use or combined in a series. Instructors are able to choose the order they would like their students to work through the modules. Therefore the modules are appropriate for blended, flipped, fully online courses, or as supplementary modules for traditional courses.