Students Using a Novel Web-Based Laboratory Class Support System: A Case Study in Food Chemistry Education

J. van der Kolk, G. Beldman, R. Hartog, H. Gruppen

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Abstract

The design, usage, and evaluation of a Web-based laboratory manual (WebLM) are described. The main aim of the WebLM is to support students while working in the laboratory by providing them with just-in-time information. Design guidelines for this electronic manual were derived from literature on cognitive load and user interface design. The WebLM was introduced in a Food Chemistry course at the Wageningen University. The evaluation showed a positive attitude towards the WebLM both by students (n = 79) and supervisors (n = 6). Furthermore, the WebLM proved to be a flexible platform, easy to maintain by teachers, easy to extend for future projects, and a promising research tool for monitoring student behavior in the laboratory classes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-108
JournalJournal of Chemical Education
Volume89
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • cognitive load theory
  • design
  • instruction
  • information
  • science
  • reduce
  • aids

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