Preparing Students for Practical Sessions Using Laboratory Simulation Software

Richard A. R. Blackburn, Barbara Villa-Marcos, Dylan P. Williams

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A series of laboratory themed simulations developed by Learning Science Ltd. were integrated into a first year laboratory module at the University of Leicester. These simulations allow students to attempt the experiments they will do in the laboratory in a risk-free way that provides the opportunity to make mistakes and learn how to correct them using the immediate feedback generated. High student engagement was observed during our pilot, and student end-of-module comments were very positive for this technological enhancement.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-158
JournalJournal of Chemical Education
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jan 2019


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