Chapter 2: Theme Introduction: Best Practices of Teaching and Learning Digitally
Published:12 Jul 2023
Digital environments offer rich and diverse opportunities for students to learn chemistry and for teachers to foster student understanding. Nevertheless, these environments also pose challenges to teaching and learning that need to be acknowledged and addressed. The set of chapters in this book included under the theme “best practices of teaching and learning digitally” describe, discuss, and reflect upon many of these issues by focusing on three main areas: lessons learned about digital teaching and learning by both chemistry students and instructors during the COVID-19 pandemic; major characteristics of students and instructors that support learning and teaching in the digital world; and innovative approaches to chemistry teaching and learning in digital environments. Major insights from these studies are summarized in this introduction.