Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-2013

Subject: LCSH

Educational technology

Disciplines

Chemical Engineering | Chemistry

Abstract

In the fall of 2012, 20 General Chemistry Honors students at the University of New Haven were issued the new iPad 3 to incorporate these devices both in the classroom and the laboratory. This paper will focus on the integration of the iPad into the laboratory curriculum while creating a paperless experience, an environment where no paper would enter or be used for the laboratory over the course of the year. Specific apps were chosen that would allow for an easy transition of course materials into an electronic format. After a transition period for the students and instructor, the overall experience has been a positive one and can easily be implemented into any teaching laboratory.

Comments

Open Access Policy This journal provides open access to all of its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. This article was originally published by the journal at http://www.jstem.org/index.php?journal=JSTEM&page=issue&op=view&path[]=120

Publisher Citation

iPads in the Science Laboratory: Experience in Designing and Implementing a Paperless Chemistry Laboratory Course, Journal of STEM Education, Volume 14, No. 2, 2013

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