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An Innovative Multimedia Approach to Laboratory SafetyA new approach for teaching safe laboratory practices has been developed for materials science laboratories at Iowa State university. Students are required to complete a computerized safety tutorial and pass an exam before working in the laboratory. The safety tutorial includes sections on chemical, electrical, radiation, and high temperature safety. The tutorial makes use of a variety of interactions, including 'assembly' interactions where a student is asked to drag and drop items with the mouse (either labels or pictures) to an appropriate place on the screen (sometimes in a specific order). This is extremely useful for demonstrating safe lab practices and disaster scenarios. Built into the software is a record tracking scheme so that a professor can access a file that records which students have completed the tutorial and their scores on the exam. This paper will describe the development and assessment of the safety tutorials.
Document ID
19960052144
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Anderson, M. B. (Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology Ames, IA United States)
Constant, K. P. (Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology Ames, IA United States)
Date Acquired
August 17, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1996
Publication Information
Publication: National Educators' Workshop: Update 95. Standard Experiments in Engineering Materials Science and Technology
Subject Category
Administration and Management
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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