My goal will be to generate twelve to fifteen tutorials in the first three to five chapters of the introductory chemistry text. At least one-third of the material will be ready for the Fall semester and the remainder will be ready for the Spring semester offering of CHEM 1314. The material prepared over the summer will be tested in the Fall and modified based on the student feedback for re-testing in the Spring. The tutorials that are used in the Spring will be modified after their first use and all materials will be ready for the Fall 2000 semester.
All of these materials developed on this project can be accessed using the Internet over the campus computer network both from on campus and off-campus. The materials will also be easily accessible by any institution of higher education in the State of Oklahoma.
Since SMIL is so very new an exploration into the use of digital-on-demand in the classroom at OSU appears to be ideally suited for this year. It is hoped that success in this experimental project will produce a larger project with funding from the National Science Foundation. The PI has already initiated conversations with the African Video University of the World Bank about exploring funding opportunities for digital video projects such as the one described here.