Video with Impact: Access to the World's Magnetic-Resonance Experts for the Scientific-Education Community

Kwan, A, Mobli, M, Schirra, H, Wilson, J and Jones, O 2019, 'Video with Impact: Access to the World's Magnetic-Resonance Experts for the Scientific-Education Community', Journal of Chemical Education, vol. 96, no. 1, pp. 159-164.


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Title Video with Impact: Access to the World's Magnetic-Resonance Experts for the Scientific-Education Community
Author(s) Kwan, A
Mobli, M
Schirra, H
Wilson, J
Jones, O
Year 2019
Journal name Journal of Chemical Education
Volume number 96
Issue number 1
Start page 159
End page 164
Total pages 6
Publisher American Chemical Society
Abstract Magnetic resonance is a powerful technology that has had a major impact across the physical, life, and medical sciences, from chemistry to medical imaging, with ever-expanding applications in new areas as diverse as mining and food science. It is, however, also a difficult subject to teach, as the theory is complex and requires some familiarity with advanced mathematical concepts to fully comprehend. The first encounters of many students with magnetic resonance are often obscured by explanations that make the subject difficult to understand, lack sufficient detail on the underlying principles, and/or are devoid of real-world examples. This initial, frustrating exposure to the subject can result in disengagement and hinder future attempts to grasp key subject matter. Skilled educators with subject expertise are able to present complex material in an engaging and relevant way, but such people are not present in every institution. A solution to this problem is to use online recordings of globally recognized, engaging lecturers. Here, we report a new resource in the form of four high-quality, online lecture series produced by the Australian and New Zealand Society for Magnetic Resonance (ANZMAG), which are presented by some of the world's best teachers and practitioners of magnetic resonance. The target audience includes postgraduates, final year undergraduates, university teachers, and researchers. The videos are free to access and are designed to teach and reinforce important concepts in magnetic resonance. To date, the four series, each covering a major topic in magnetic resonance and together totaling over 30 h of lectures, have been viewed over 200,000 times in 168 countries.
Subject Instrumental Methods (excl. Immunological and Bioassay Methods)
Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Keyword(s) Analytical Chemistry
Distance Learning/Self-Instruction
EPR/ESR Spectroscopy
Graduate Education/Research
Multimedia-Based Learning
NMR Spectroscopy
Proteins/Peptides
Spectroscopy
Upper-Division Undergraduate
Copyright notice © 2018 American Chemical Society and Division of Chemical Education
ISSN 0021-9584
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