Instructors in the chemistry department of California State University Fullerton sought to redesign the non-majors chemistry course to accommodate the increasing number of students enrolling. With more students enrolled (or on the waiting list) than the lab facilities could accommodate, instructors opted for a hybrid solution.
In the redesigned intro chemistry course, students split time 50/50 between the on-campus wet lab and Late Nite Labs' digital simulations. With a blended solution for this course, administrators are able to allow more students to register for the course without burdening campus facilities.
Read more about the redesign and implementation of Late Nite Labs at California State University Fullerton.
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Deborah Heyl-Clegg of Eastern Michigan University began working with Hayden-McNeil in March 2013 to create an updated lab manual. The previous edition of Chemistry 120: Laboratory Exercises in Organic and Biological Chemistry had been in use since 1978.
For the new edition, Deborah combined content from the earlier manual with several labs from Hayden-McNeil/WH Freeman Publishing's LabPartner database. Deborah extensively edited the material borrowed from the LabPartner database to suit her course needs. By utilizing editable content, Deborah was able to almost entirely revamp the previous lab manual much more quickly than if she had to start from scratch. The new lab manual features numerous custom illustrations, a bright new cover, and a unique, modern layout.