P468: Electronic laboratory notebook use in the majors’ laboratories at the University of Notre Dame

Author: Steven M. Wietstock, University of Notre Dame, USA

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Date: 8/5/14

Time: 9:55 AM10:15 AM

Room: MAK B1120

Related Symposium: S40

As we move into the 21st century, many of the positions that students will encounter will use some form of electronic record keeping. Therefore, to better prepare students for these careers, the majors’ laboratories at the University of Notre Dame have switched to an electronic notebook (ELN) system, the GoLIMS Course App. This presentation will focus on the development and implementation of the web-based GoLIMS ELN in the majors’ courses. The ELN provides a faculty interface for uploading lab procedures and notebook templates, and maintaining class/group rosters. Students have the ability to enter data, graphics (spectra, TLCs, …) and files into the ELN using any web-based device (computers/tablets/smartphones). The final laboratory reports are also submitted via the ELN. Teaching Assistants (TAs) and faculty have the ability to grade and comment directly in the notebook pages. Student and TA feedback about the ELN will be discussed.

P214: TA training: What to do for guided-inquiry laboratories?

Author: Steven M. Wietstock, University of Notre Dame, USA

Co-Author: DeeAnne Goodenough Lashua, F. Johnson, Kathleen Peterson and Douglas Miller, University of Notre Dame, USA

Date: 8/4/14

Time: 11:10 AM11:30 AM

Room: MAK A1117

Related Symposium: S24

The bane of all laboratory instructors in large institutions is how to train TAs to work effectively and efficiently in the laboratory given their diverse backgrounds and little-to-no time to devote to laboratory preparation. In this talk, a model for initial TA training will be presented for the incoming graduate students at the University of Notre Dame. Building on that foundation, several models that are used for training TAs for guided inquiry laboratory experiences in multiple classes will be presented along with specific laboratory examples.