P428: Chemical Education Xchange, ChemEd X

Author: Jon Holmes, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Co-Author: Deanna Cullen, Journal of Chemical Education, USA; Gregory Rushton, Kennesaw State University, USA

Date: 8/5/14

Time: 10:15 AM10:35 AM

Room: LTT 102

Related Symposium: S17

Chemical Education Xchange, (ChemEd X, www.chemedx.org) aims to strengthen the chemical education community by providing web-based resources, discussion, and collaboration. ChemEd X is the partner publication with the Journal of Chemical Education and derives some of its resources from the legacy JCE Online site. ChemEd X strives to serve those constituents of our community that may be underserved by the Journal. Using tools such as blogs, videos, social media, and apps ideas and resources are shared on topics such as education reform initiatives (AP Chemistry and NGSS), inquiry-based learning methods, and flipped classrooms. Time honored topics such as safety, demonstrations, and inspiring students are also addressed by our growing cadre of contributors. Activities and learning resources for students are also available. ChemEd X provides a forum for sharing the problems faced and successes earned by those involved in the difficult, yet rewarding, field of chemistry education. ChemEd X is built upon a modern web delivery platform that displays its content responsively to those using computers or smaller mobile devices. Its integration with social media allows its contributors to easily and readily share their content with others in their social networks. Future plans include making ChemEd X content available as a web service to other sites and apps. In this presentation we will demonstrate some of the features of ChemEd X that are being enjoyed by its over 2000 members and hope to empower you to join in the conversation.