P931: Videotaping experiments in an analytical chemistry course
The effectiveness of using videos that undergraduate students could view prior to conducting their experiments in an Analytical Chemistry laboratory course was examined. To this end, we developed instructional videos to show students how to conduct the experiment. Developing a video (lasting 5 – 10 minutes each) for each weekly experiment typically required several days to complete. Filming an experiment typically required a few hours, but several more were then required to condense and annotate the material. Undergraduate students were required to download the video and to view it before the laboratory class commenced. As a result, the instruction time on how to perform the experiment was significantly shortened allowing more laboratory time. Furthermore, the response to these videos was very positive, with students enjoying the visual impact. Our experience in this endeavor will be described.