BackgroundResearch TeamPublicationsNews

Deborah G. Herrington, Ryan D. Sweeder, Jessica R. VandenPlas “Students’ Independent Use of Screencasts and Simulations to Construct Understanding of Solubility Concepts”, J Sci Educ Technol (2017), 26(4) 359-371. DOI 10.1007/s10956-017-9684-2

Ryan D. Sweeder, Deborah G. Herrington, Jessica R. VandenPlas “Students’ Independent Use of Screencasts and Simulations to Construct Understanding of Kinetics”, Chem Ed. Res. Pract. (2019) DOI: 10.1039/C9RP00008A

Jessica R. VandenPlas, Deborah G. Herrington, Alex Shrode, Ryan D. Sweeder “Students’ Independent Use of Screencasts and Simulations to Construct Understanding of Atomic Interactions”, Submitted to Journal of Chemical Education, Dec 2019.

Presentations on the ChemSims project

Ryan D. Sweeder, Deborah G. Herrington, Jessica R. VandenPlas, “Using a simulation out-of-class to help students gain basic understanding of collision theory” 2019 American Chemical Society Great Lakes Regional Meeting, Lisle, IL, May 2019.

Ryan D. Sweeder, Deborah G. Herrington, Jessica R. VandenPlas, “Helping students construct understanding of kinetics with an online simulation”, 257th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Orlando, FL, April 2019.

Brianna Martinez, Ryan D. Sweeder, Deborah G. Herrington, Jessica R. VandenPlas, “Use of an online simulation to help students understand gas behavior”, 257th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Orlando, FL, April 2019.

Deborah Herrington, Ryan D. Sweeder, Jessica VandenPlas “Reimagining the Classroom:  Meeting our students where they are” 25th International Conference on Chemistry Education (ICCE 2018), Sydney, Australia, July 2018.

Jessica VandenPlas, Deborah Herrington, & Ryan Sweeder “Modeling split attention during simulation use”, 255th American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 2018. 

Ryan D. Sweeder, Deborah Herrington, Jessica VandenPlas “Simulation use in general chemistry: Improving student conceptual understanding” 255th American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 2018.

Ryan D. Sweeder, Deborah Herrington, Jessica VandenPlas “Student’s use of online chemistry simulations and their conceptual learning”, 48th Central Regional Meeting of the ACS, Dearborn, MI Jun 2017.

Ryan Sweeder, Deborah G. Herrington, Jessica P. VandenPlas “Using Simulations and Screencasts to Promote Student Learning of Atomic Interactions”, 100th Canadian Chemistry Conference, Toronto, May 2017.

Deborah G. Herrington, Ryan D. Sweeder, & Jessica P. VandenPlas “Helping Students Construct Understanding of Chemistry Concepts with Online Simulations” 44th College Chemistry Canada Conference, Toronto, ON Canada, May 25-27, 2017. (Plenary Talk)

Jessica P. VandenPlas, Ryan D. Sweeder, Deborah G. Herrington “Implementation and evaluation of screencasts and simulations for online learning.” 253rd ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, Apr 2017. 

Deborah G. Herrington, Ryan D. Sweeder, & Jessica P. VandenPlas “Effective use of Screencasts and Simulations for Online Learning” Michigan Science Teachers Association Annual Conference, Novi, MI, Mar 2017.

Deborah G. Herrington, Ryan D. Sweeder, Jessica P.  VandenPlas “Student understanding of molecular interactions: Impact of simulation vs. screencast use”, Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO, Aug 2016.

Deborah Herrington, Ryan Sweeder, Jessica VandenPlas, “Screencasts vs. Simulations for Chemistry Learning”, 99th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, Halifax, Canada, Jun 2016.

Deborah Herrington, Jessica VandenPlas, Ryan Sweeder, “Student understanding of atomic interactions: Impact of simulation vs. screencast use” 251st ACS National Meeting, San Diego, CA 2016. Mar 2016.

Deborah Herrington, Jessica VandenPlas, Ryan Sweeder, “Screencasts vs. simulations for chemistry learning”, Pacifichem, Honolulu, HI, Dec 2015.

Presentations by Undergraduate Researchers

Brianna L. Martinez, Deborah. G. Herrington, Ryan D. Sweeder, Jessica R. VandenPlas “Use of an online simulation to help students understand gas behavior” 13th Annual LBC Research Symposium, April 2019

Lauren Miling, Stella Archiyan, Deborah G. Herrington, Jessica R. VandenPlas, Ryan D. Sweeder “Using screencast and simulation to help chemistry students understand equilibrium”, 257th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Orlando, FL, April 2019.

Brianna L. Martinez, Ryan D. Sweeder, Deborah Herrington, Jessica VandenPlas “Screencasts and simulations in the learning of solubility”, 48th Central Regional Meeting of the ACS, Dearborn, MI Jun 2017.

Alec D. Shrode, Brianna L. Martinez, Deborah. G. Herrington, Ryan D. Sweeder, Jessica R. VandenPlas “Effective scaffolding for students’ out of class use of chemistry simulations” 25th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN, Aug 2018.

Alec D. Shrode, Brianna L. Martinez, Ryan D. Sweeder “Effective scaffolding for students’ out of class use of chemistry simulations”, UURAF Apr 2018, Michigan State University.

Brianna L. Martinez, Ryan D. Sweeder, Deborah Herrington, Jessica VandenPlas “Screencasts and simulations in the learning of solubility”, 48th Central Regional Meeting of the ACS, Dearborn, MI Jun 2017.

Alec D. Shrode, Ryan D. Sweeder, Deborah Herrington, Jessica VandenPlas “Screencasts and simulations in the learning of atomic interactions”, 48th Central Regional Meeting of the ACS, Dearborn, MI Jun 2017.

Brianna L. Martinez, Ryan D. Sweeder, Deborah Herrington, Jessica VandenPlas “Screencasts and simulations in the learning of solubility”, UURAF and 11th annual LBC Research Symposium Apr 2017, Michigan State University.

Alec D. Shrode, Ryan D. Sweeder, Deborah Herrington, Jessica VandenPlas “Screencasts and simulations in the learning of atomic interactions”, UURAF and 11th annual LBC Research Symposium Apr 2017, Michigan State University.

M. Biesbrock, D. Herrington, J. VandenPlas, & R. Sweeder “Using screencasts and simulations to help chemistry students understand chemical kinetics.” 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 2-6, 2017

Alec Shrode, Deborah Herrington, Ryan Sweeder, Jessica VandenPlas“Screencasts vs. Simulations for Chemistry Learning” UURAF and 10th annual LBC Research Symposium Apr 2016, Michigan State University.

ChemSims is a research project supported by the National Science Foundation under grant numbers 1702592 and 1705365.

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