Of the seventeen student-produced chemistry videos produced under the Fund for Educational Development last year, thirteen are now on YouTube for you to watch. We’ve collected them into a playlist which can be found below or on our video page. The remaining four videos are being held back because they have minor errors which we need to correct. We’re releasing these videos early on in the Chemistry.FM project in the hope that we’ll receive comments here and on YouTube which may help us improve the project output overall. YouTube also provides web analytics for each video and we’re keen to start measuring and responding to the impact of our work as soon as possible.
For the last two years, the Centre for Educational Research and Development have managed a Fund for Educational Development (FED), a competitive fund for projects that support the University’s Teaching and Learning Strategy 2007-2012 (PDF). The Chemistry.FM project is based on a FED project that Dr. Mark Baron and Dr. Jose Gonzalez-Rodriguez worked on during 2008-9. Incidentally, they’ve also been funded by the FED to continue their work again this year, producing further videos for a second year ‘Analytical Techniques for Forensic Science’ course.
We thought it might interest you to read more about the original FED proposal that eventually became the Chemistry.FM project. Here’s the original FED project outline. Continue reading