Cross-disciplinary molecular science education in introductory science courses: an nsdl matdl collection

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Cross-disciplinary molecular science education in introductory science courses: an nsdl matdl collection

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This paper discusses a digital library designed to help undergraduate students draw connections across disciplines, beginning with introductory discipline-specific science courses (including chemistry, materials science, and biophysics). The collection serves as the basis for a design experiment for interdisciplinary educational libraries and is discussed in terms of the three models proposed by Sumner and Marlino. As a cognitive tool, the library is organized around recurring patterns in molecular science, with one such pattern being developed for this initial design experiment. As a component repository, the library resources support learning of these patterns and how they appear in different disciplines. As a knowledge network, the library integrates design with use and assessment.

ISBN

978-1-59593-998-2

Publication Date

Summer 6-16-2008

Publisher

Proceedings of the 8th ACM/IEEE-CS joint conference on digital libraries

City

Pittsburgh PA, USA

Disciplines

Chemistry

Cross-disciplinary molecular science education in introductory science courses: an nsdl matdl collection

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