Tetiana Derkach. Electronic Resources in Teaching Basic Chemical Disciplines at Universities.

(2016) Science and education, 12, 99-109. Odessa.

Tetiana Derkach,
Doctor of Pedagogy, associate professor,
Department of Industrial Pharmacy,
Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design,
2, Nemirovicha-Danchenko Str., Kyiv, Ukraine


ELECTRONIC RESOURCES IN TEACHING BASIC CHEMICAL DISCIPLINES AT UNIVERSITIES


SUMMARY:

The article goal is to examine the actual state of the use of electronic resources in teaching chemical disciplines, as well as to justify common approaches to the expedient choice of means of information and communication technology for learning. To achieve this goal, the following methods were used: questionnaire, survey of experts to determine the real state of the use of electronic resources in teaching chemical sciences; classification of available electronic resources to rank their expedience; computer testing to determine personal characteristics of the educational process participants and statistical methods using SPSS software package to interpret the experimental data obtained. The statistical analysis included a comparison of samples, data validation, dispersion tests for statistical significance difference (ANOVA package), and correlation analysis for metric (Pearson‟s statistics) and rank (W Kendall‟s statistics) variables. The actual state of the use of e- resources in teaching chemical disciplines was studied. Various parameters, such as functionality, demand for the use of a given resource in accordance with expert‟s opinion and correlations with students‟ preferred learning styles, were used for the classification of e-resources and for the identification of several groups for further analysis. A significant discrepancy between the necessary provision of learning process with e-resources and the real state of the problem was established on the base of experts‟ opinions. Two important aspects of the contradictions were revealed, namely the teachers recognize the need of usage of different types of e-resources but do not use some of them in their practice. The appraisal of expediency of the use of certain eresources is significantly different from the viewpoint of students and faculty. This creates prerequisites for reducing the effectiveness of the use of e-resources.


KEYWORDS:

higher education, basic chemical disciplines, learning style, information and communication technology, electronic resources.


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