Chirality-2: Development of a Multilevel Mobile Gaming App to Support the Teaching of Introductory Undergraduate-Level Organic Chemistry
Journal of Chemical Education Volume 95, Number 7, ISSN 0021-9584
Mobile technology is increasingly prevalent in higher education. Chemistry-related software applications (apps) on touchscreen computers are emerging as a popular platform in many areas, including in the chemistry classroom. In this work, a new game-based app designed for hand-held and portable touch-controlled devices is presented. Chirality-2 covers multiple aspects of introductory undergraduate organic chemistry. The app allows users to earn chemistry-type medals related to his or her score for each stage, track progress, and post scores and compete with peers on social media. The app is free to download on both the iOS and Android operating systems and aims to help reinforce important chemical concepts necessary for introductory undergraduate chemistry courses worldwide. The target audience includes teachers and students at the final year of high school and introductory undergraduate level.
Jones, O.A.H., Spichkova, M. & Spencer, M.J.S. (2018). Chirality-2: Development of a Multilevel Mobile Gaming App to Support the Teaching of Introductory Undergraduate-Level Organic Chemistry. Journal of Chemical Education, 95(7), 1216-1220.