Tips for the Teacher

You may be wondering how you can incorporate the Molecular Conceptor Learning Series into your teaching. Here are a few tips to help you integrate the material into already existing courses or to help you build a new course.

 

Use Molecular Conceptor to teach medicinal chemistry or drug design courses 1. Customize the screen to suit you:
You can customize the display mode according to your needs. When using the course in a lecture presentation you have the option to show or hide various components of the screen. For example the visual media can be enlarged and displayed on its own or you can include the navigation tree, page title, page text, page reference and chapter title.

 

2. Build your own sequence of pages - Bookmark Tool:
You can create and build your own sequences of pages for use in specific lectures or for students to use in their interactive self-learning sessions. By using this feature you can select specific pages from specific chapters for the lecture/class material without having to search for it mid-lecture.

 

3. Sharing the teaching of a course - Share a Bookmark:
You may create a series of lectures based on the Molecular Conceptor Learning Series using a new bookmark for each lecture. But what happens if you can't attend to present one of the lectures? You can easily transfer the bookmark file from your computer to a colleagues computer so that they can present the lecture that you have spent time preparing.

 

4. Integrating your existing material with material from the Molecular Conceptor Learning Series:
If you have already prepared some of your own material (e.g. a PowerPoint presentation) but you would like to add some slides from the Molecular Conceptor Learning Series here and there to your presentation then all you need to do is create a bookmark of the selected slides and put them in the order in which you want them to appear. Open your bookmark and open your PowerPoint presentation and as soon as you want to switch from one to the other just press "alt-tab" on your keyboard.

 

5. Remote controlled progression through a lecture:
You don't need to worry about standing in the same place next to your computer during a lecture so that you can progress through the pages using a mouse; we now include a remote control device/laser pointer, which leaves you free to move whilst giving the lecture.

 

6. Directed Study:
If you want your students to read up before or after a class about a particular topic then you can give your students access to the program by using a network license. This will run on your internal network and will allow a number of students to gain access concurrently. You can create a bookmark of pages for them to work through and then ask them to answer the self-assessment questions provided at the end of each chapter.