TCE ForumWhats NewSearchOrders

The Chemical Educator

ISSN: 1430-4171 (electronic version)

Table of Contents

Abstract Volume 5 Issue 5 (2000) pp 269-276

Using Web-Based Databases in Large-Lecture Chemistry Courses

Luke Fisher and Thomas Holme*

Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, P.O. Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201

Published online: 2 October 2000

Abstract. We describe several ways in which a Web-based database program can be used to help organize information in large lecture courses. The flow of information invariably presents a major challenge in such large courses and databases provide a powerful means to facilitate that flow. We have used Filemaker Pro software as a Web database platform. This software allows us to (1) create our own Web-based homework questions that can be immediately graded, (2) have teaching assistants report laboratory scores, and (3) provide a rapid means for keeping track of a competency-based testing scheme called Gateway Exams.

Key Words: Of Special Interest;

(*) Corresponding author. (E-mail:

Article in PDF format (213 KB) HTML format

Issue date: October 2, 2000

The Chemical Educator 1996-2018