P427: Elements™of Science Education: Joint PerkinElmer and University of Illinois – Springfield pilot on collaborative chemistry science

Author: Nicolas Encina, PerkinElmer, USA

Co-Author: Nicolas Encina, PerkinElmer, Hans C Keil, PerkinElmer and Layne A. Morsch, The University of Illinois - Springfield, USA

Date: 8/5/14

Time: 9:55 AM10:15 AM

Room: LTT 102

Related Symposium: S17

In partnership with The University of Illinois – Springfield, PerkinElmer is conducting a pilot across several undergraduate chemistry classes testing the use of Elements & trade, a modular and cloud-based scientific collaboration platform. The pilot aims to (1) enhance the interaction between instructor and students via sharing of experiments, (2) streamline the dissemination of experimental details, questions, and requirements in place of handouts and notebooks, (3) improve data access and management by storing spectra, pictures, text, structures, and videos in a single, global place, and (4) avoid issues of students not turning in their work by providing the instructor an easy-to-use way of monitoring student engagement. Working closely with professors and students, PerkinElmer will adapt Elements & trade into the future of classroom scientific collaborative learning.