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The Chemical Educator

ISSN: 1430-4171 (electronic version)

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Abstract Volume 22 (2017) pp 12-17

Online Collaborative-Pair Computational Spreadsheets: Radioactive Decay

Scott A. Sinex*,†, Theodore L. Chambers , and Joshua B. Halpern

Department of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Prince George’s Community College, Largo, MD, 20774, sinexsa@pgcc.edu; Department of Chemistry, Howard University, Washington DC, 20059
Received October 25, 2016. Accepted January 19, 2017.

Published: 27 January 2017

Abstract. As engineering, science, and industry in general become increasingly global, online collaboration has become a normal part of the professional’s workday. It has, however, not been integrated into the US educational system. In this paper we show how Google Sheets, a part of Google Drive can be used to familiarize students in beginning courses with the practice of online collaboration and enhance their computational spreadsheet skills.

Key Words: Computers in Chemistry; general chemistry

(*) Corresponding author. (E-mail: sinexsa@pgcc.edu)

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