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Web Modules In The Emerging Areas Of Chemical Reaction Engineering

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2004 Annual Conference


Salt Lake City, Utah

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June 20, 2004

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June 20, 2004

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June 23, 2004



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Innovative Classroom Techniques

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9.1416.1 - 9.1416.6



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Nihat Gurmen

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H. Scott Fogler

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Session XXXX

Web Modules in the Emerging Areas of Chemical Reaction Engineering

Nihat M. Gürmen, H. Scott Fogler Department of Chemical Engineering The University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2136

Abstract We have developed web modules to present information in emerging areas and novel applications of chemical reaction engineering and linked with the appropriate chapters in the hybrid text to bring current research into the classroom. The modules are on molecular modeling, biochemical reaction engineering and computational fluid dynamics topics. They are encyclopedic in nature and are presented to students in an understandable and comprehensive manner keeping the Felder-Soloman learning styles inventory in mind. While the modules primarily target undergraduate students, they are layered so that parts of the web modules are a resource to high school students in an advanced chemistry course and perhaps also to graduate students in chemical engineering as a reference. Each module is a stand-alone unit that can be studied after the student has completed the chapter material related to the module. In addition to reviewing the fundamental principles of a topic, each module also contains living example problems, videos, photos, references and related links.

Introduction It has been well documented that instructional technology enhances student learning 6, and that on-line students perform as well or better than the students in a lecture format 1,8,10,12. The effectiveness of the inclusion of web based instruction in both asynchronous and synchronous courses has also been documented 2,7,9,11. Research has also shown that not everyone learns the same way. One of the more cited ways to classify the different learners is the Felder-Soloman Inventory of Learning Styles 4 as listed in Table 1, which is based on a learning styles model formulated by Felder and Silverman 3.

Proceedings of the 2004 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright © 2004, American Society for Engineering Education

Gurmen, N., & Fogler, H. S. (2004, June), Web Modules In The Emerging Areas Of Chemical Reaction Engineering Paper presented at 2004 Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--13182

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