Journal of Computing in Higher Education

, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp 109–125 | Cite as

Courseware is the key: Bridging lecture and laboratory in general chemistry

  • James F. Johnson
  • Karen M. Morris


COURSEWARE HAS BEEN DEVELOPED to facilitate the transfer of knowledge between lecture and laboratory for General Chemistry at the University of Notre Dame. Two courseware projects are described, the first project relying on a tutorial strategy, and the second utilizing tool-based courseware which emphasized modeling and manipulation of simulated representations of chemical systems. Worksheets were also developed during the second project to guide student use of the courseware tools and to emphasize the relation of content presented in the lecture and experiments completed in the accompanying laboratory. Design and implementation of the courseware is discussed as well as a rationale for the development of the worksheet.


computer-assisted instruction courseware curriculum integration design model HyperCard learning transfer modeling simulation support material tutorial 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • James F. Johnson
    • 1
  • Karen M. Morris
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and BiochemistryUniversity of NotreDameNotre Dame

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