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World Journal of Chemical Education. 2018, 6(5), 223-229
DOI: 10.12691/wjce-6-5-4
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Using Technology to Support Chemistry Teaching and Learning in the Context of Brazilian Distance Education

Esteban Lopez Moreno1, , Stephany Petronilho Heidelmann2 and Ana-Paula Correia3

1Programa de Pós Graduação em Ensino de Química, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2Departamento de Educação, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

3Department of Educational Studies, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA

Pub. Date: October 31, 2018

Cite this paper:
Esteban Lopez Moreno, Stephany Petronilho Heidelmann and Ana-Paula Correia. Using Technology to Support Chemistry Teaching and Learning in the Context of Brazilian Distance Education. World Journal of Chemical Education. 2018; 6(5):223-229. doi: 10.12691/wjce-6-5-4

Abstract

Distance education in Brazil exhibits a powerful impetus for education for all. This study examines the use of educational technologies to teach and learn Chemistry as part of an effort to contribute to teachers’ professional development in the context of Brazilian education. Criteria for selection and analysis of different technologies were identified based on teachers’ input and in the context of high school settings. They are: cost, ease of use, applicability in the classroom. The results if this analysis showed that after overcoming initial resistance, teachers used different technologies to increase engagement in the online classroom.

Keywords:
teaching and learning of chemistry computational technologies chemistry educational applications

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