We conduct chemistry education research and build innovative tools to support student learning
Our research in chemistry education is in a type of discipline-based education research. In the group, we study students’ chemistry concepts, design new teaching and learning methods, and more! Explore the site for more details or watch the video below.
Congratulations to Kelli, Carlee, and Alison! Our manuscript was accepted for publication in Chemistry Education: Research and Practice. Students’ interpretations of mechanistic language in organic chemistry before learning reactions
February 16, 2017
Congratulations to Amanda Bongers, Dr Georg Northoff, and Alison! We've been awarded a research grant from eCampusOntario to study student learning when using organic chemistry animations.
February 10, 2017
Only one of us managed to stay upright during our Sunday skate on the Rideau Canal. But I think we all had a great time!
February 5, 2017
Alison presented the group's work in flipped classrooms at the University of Manitoba. Lots of great discussions with faculty and students!
February 2–3, 2017
Thank you Jessica Reed for presenting via Skype at today's group meeting and answering all our questions! We loved learning about your research (open access, too!).
February 2, 2017
Welcome to Dr. Mark Raycroft, new postdoctoral fellow in the group!
January 13, 2017
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!
Almost midnight, January 31, 2016
"Almost" can be interpreted on a sliding scale depending on whether you have children, their ages, and/or whether you ever manage to stay up late. The combination of hockey, sledding, fireworks, hot chocolate, and a wonderful community was pretty awesome, regardless!
Congratulations to Dr. Amanda Bongers on a fantastic thesis defence today!!!
December 6, 2016
The Flynn Research Group enjoyed participating in the CGSA pumpkin carving contest on Halloween!
October 31, 2016
Congratulations to Alison and Ryan! Our new article was accepted at 6:30 am (EST) and online by 8 am (EST). CERP has skills!
Welcome to Rebecca Visser and Michael Min Wah Leung, two new undergraduate students in the group!
There's a new post-doctoral fellow joining the group soon! Stay tuned for details!
We're still always on the lookout for new graduate students. Feel free to explore the site and contact Alison Flynn if you're interested or have questions!
Sept 10, 2016
Congratulations to Nik, Jeanette, and Alison for the manuscript titled "Evaluating students’ learning gains and experiences from using Nomenclature101.com" that has just been accepted for publication in Chemistry Education: Research and Practice! You can read the article here: http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2016/rp/c6rp00132g#!divAbstract
September 2, 2016
Thank you Hayley and Quinn for all your work to the summer! It was so great to have you as part of the group and I look forward to seeing where your future studies and careers take you!
August 30, 2016
Kelli and Alison will be presenting at the Biennial Conference in Chemistry Education (BCCE) in Greeley, Colorado this week. Alison will be giving two talks titled: "Flipped courses: Structure aligning learning outcomes and evaluation—Part 1" and "Flipped courses: Structure aligning learning outcomes and evaluation—Part 2". Kelli will also be giving two presentations titled: "Designing a national cross-sectional study to measure meaningful learning in the undergraduate chemistry laboratory" and "Exploring students’ understanding of mechanistic language".
You can find all the details here: http://www.unco.edu/bcce2016/conference_program.html
July 30, 2016
The Self-Regulated Learning project's Evaluation Team met for the first time together to establish evaluation questions and start thinking about associated indicators. Thanks to Professor Katherine Moreau (CRECS, Faculty of Educator) and Julia Halar for guiding us through this process! You can find more information in the Chair section of the site.
July 26, 2016
Aliso presented at the Society for Teaching and Learning's Annual Conference in London, Ontario! Check out more information on her presentation "Student-directed online learning modules: Open Education Resources with opportunities to develop metacognitive skills" here, and her presentation "Flipped and blended courses in lecture and active learning classrooms: Structure and evaluation" here.
Here are the slides for the Flipped and Blended session: https://goo.gl/Wp4YCv
June 21, 2016
June 17, 2016
Alison presented at the 2016 Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition in Halifax, Nova Scotia! Online Tools for Chemistry Education and Chemistry Education Research in Canada
June 8, 2016
Nik presented at OCCI Day!
June 3, 2016
CongratuLations Delphine and Declan!
Congratulations Declan Webber and Delphine Amellal, who defended their fourth year honours theses today! Well done!
April 28, 2016
Alison was awarded the 2016 Chair in University Teaching! You can read more about the Chair here: http://saea.uottawa.ca/site/index.php/en/chairs-and-grants/814-university-of-ottawa-chairs-in-university-teaching. More info to come soon!
April 13, 2016
Quinn Ingram and Hayley Sprigings will be joining the group for the summer. Welcome back Quinn and welcome Hayley!
April 10, 2016
Kelli and Alison presented at the ACS conference in San Diego.
March 13 – 17, 2016
Nik and Prof Flynn’s article on strategies used by successful synthesis solvers has been accepted for publication in J. Chem. Educ. The article will also be featured as an ACS Editor’s Choice, making it immediately available for open access! dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jchemed.5b00900.