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Using Web Based Supplemental Instruction For Chemical Engineering Laboratories

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2001 Annual Conference


Albuquerque, New Mexico

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June 24, 2001

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June 24, 2001

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June 27, 2001



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6.1125.1 - 6.1125.7

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Charles Nippert

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The Virtual Chemical Engineering Laboratory (VCEL) was implemented as a supplement to the regular lab course during the fall of the 2000/2001 academic year. Successful completion of the on line experiments was required before students could perform the actual experiments. Comparison with the previous year indicated that the online experiments increased the students’ abilities to perform and complete the experiments with reduced assistance from the class instructor. A significant reduction in time for student teams to complete experiments has been noted. Also, we noted an improvement in the ability of the students to perform calculations correctly. This paper discusses methods of incorporating virtual experiments into existing laboratory settings and the results of our experiences.

Nippert, C. (2001, June), Using Web Based Supplemental Instruction For Chemical Engineering Laboratories Paper presented at 2001 Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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