Developing a better understanding of teaching and learning in chemistry

Publications

Journal Articles

Alena Moon, Courtney Stanford, Renee Cole, and Marcy Towns, “Decentering: A characteristic of effective student-student discourse in inquiry-oriented physical chemistry classrooms,” Journal of Chemical Education, June 2017, ASAP

Jennifer Schmidt-McCormack, Marc Muniz, Ellie Keuter, Scott K Shaw, and Renee Cole. "Design and Implementation of Instructional Videos for Upper-Division Undergraduate Laboratory Courses," Chemistry Education Research and Practice (2017), ASAP

Courtney Stanford, Renee Cole, Jeff Froyd, Charles Henderson, Debbi Friedrichsen, and Raina Khatri.  “Analysis of propagation plans of NSF-funded education development projects,” Journal of Science Education and Technology (2017): 1-20.

Raina Khatri, Charles Henderson, Renee Cole, Jeff Froyd, Debbi Friedrichsen, and Courtney Stanford. “Characteristics of Well-Propagated Teaching Innovations for Undergraduate STEM Disciplines” International Journal of STEM Education, 4 (2), 1-10 (2017)

Courtney Stanford, Alena Moon, Marcy Towns, and Renee Cole. “Analysis of instructor facilitation strategies and their influences on student argumentation: A case study of a POGIL physical chemistry classroom Journal of Chemical Education. 93 (9), pp 1501–1513 (2016)

Alena Moon, Courtney Stanford, Renee Cole and Marcy Towns. “The nature of students’ chemical reasoning employed in scientific argumentation in physical chemistryChemistry Education Research and Practice. 17, 353-364, (2016)

Courtney Stanford, Renee Cole, Jeff Froyd, Debbi Friedrichsen, Raina Khatri, and Charles Henderson. “Design and development of a sustained adoption assessment instrument for characterizing effective propagation plans for STEM educational innovationsInternational Journal of STEM Education3, 1-13 (2016).

Raina Khatri, Charles Henderson, Renee Cole, Jeff Froyd, Debra Friedrichsen, & Courtney Stanford. Designing for sustained adoption: A model of developing educational innovations for successful propagation. Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res12, 010112:1-22 (2016).

Nicole Becker, Courtney Stanford, Marcy Towns, and Renee Cole, “Translating across macroscopic, sub-microscopic, and symbolic levels: The role of instructor scaffolding in an inquiry-oriented physical chemistry classChemistry Education Research and Practice, 16, 769-785 (2015).

Nicole Becker, Chris Rasmussen, George Sweeney, Megan Wawro, Marcy Towns, and Renee Cole, “Explanations grounded in the particulate nature of matter: A sociochemical norm in a physical chemistry class,” Chemical Education Research and Practice14, 81-94 (2013).

Raina Khatri, Charles Henderson, Renee Cole, and Jeff Froyd. “Principal Investigator and Program Director Views of Successful Propagation,” Proceedings of the 2012 Physics Education Research Conference.  AIP Conference Proceedings Volume 1513, p. 218-221.

Chris Bauer and Renee Cole, “Validation of Assessment Rubric via Controlled Modification of Classroom Activity,” Journal of Chemical Education, 89(9), 1104-1108 (2012).

Renee Cole, Nicole Becker, Marcy Towns, George Sweeney, Megan Wawro, and Chris Rasmussen, "Adapting a Methodology from Mathematics Education Research to Chemistry Education Research: Documenting Collective Activity", International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 10, 193-211 (2012).

Kimberly Linenberger, Renee S. Cole, and Somnath Sarkar, “Looking Beyond Lewis Structures: A General Chemistry Molecular Modeling Experiment Focusing on Physical Properties and Geometry,” Journal of Chemical Education, 88(7), 962-965 (2011).

Philip R. Burkholder, Renee S. Cole, and Gordon H. Purser, “Using Molecular Dynamics Simulation to Reinforce Student Understanding of Intermolecular Forces,” Journal of Chemical Education, 85(8), 1071-1077 (2008).
      Note: This article was selected as the cover feature.

Christopher F. Bauer, John V. Clevenger, Renée S. Cole, Loretta L. Jones, Paul B. Kelter, Maria T. Oliver-Hoyo, and Barbara A. Sawrey, “Hiring and Promotion in Chemical Education: A Task Force Report,” Journal of Chemical Education, 85(7), 898-901 (2008). (Invited)

Scott E. McKay, Timothy Robbins, and Renée S. Cole, “Modern Sport and Chemistry: What a Golf Fanatic Should Know,” Journal of Chemical Education, 85(10), 1319 (2008). (Invited)

Renée S. Cole and John B. Todd, "Effects of web-based multimedia homework with immediate rich feedback on student learning in general chemistry" Journal of Chemical Education, 80(11), 1338-1343 (2003).

Renée S. Cole and Roger Frech, "Characterization of the sodium sulfate-sodium phosphate system" Journal of Molecular Structure, 643, 101-107 (2002).

Guinevere A. Giffin, Steven R. Boone, Renée S. Cole, Scott E. McKay and Robert Kopitzke, "Modern Sport and Chemistry: What a chemically aware sports fanatic should know" Journal of Chemical Education 79(7), 813-819 (2002).    Note: This article was selected as the cover feature.

Renée Cole, "Chemistry, Teaching, and WebCT" Journal of Chemical Education 77(7), 826-827 (2000). (Invited)

R. S. Cole and Roger Frech, "Spectroscopic characterization of pure and cation-stabilized sodium phosphate" Journal of Chemical Physics 112(9), 4251-4261 (2000).

Lowell R. Matthews, Edward T. Knobbe, Gamini Dharmasena, Renée S. Cole and Roger E. Frech, “Spectrofluorimetric characterization of an ionic conductor:  Sodium sulfate high-temperature phases doped with europium(III),” Materials Research Symposium Proceedings, 369, 475-480 (1995).

Roger E. Frech, Renee S. Cole and Gamini Dharmasena, “Raman spectroscopic studies of Y2(SO4)3 substitution in LiNaSO4 and LiKSO4,” J. Solid State Chem., 105, 151-160 (1993).

David P. Smith, Jamie R. Strickler, Steven D. Gray, Michael A. Bruck, Renee S. Holmes and David E. Wigley, “Early-transition-metal-mediated [2+2+2] cycloadditions: formation and fragmentation of a reactive metallocyclopentadiene and its direct conversion to h6-arene and h2-pyridene complexes of tantalum,Organometallics, 11, 1275-1288 (1992).

Undergraduate Student Author

Books

Books

Charles Henderson, Renee Cole, Jeff Froyd, Debra Friedrichsen, Raina Khatri, & Courntey Stanford. Designing educational innovations for sustained adoption: A how-to guide for education developers who want to increase the impact of their work. Kalamazoo, MI: Increase the Impact. 2015.

Refereed Book Chapters

Renee Cole, “Using chemistry education research to inform teaching strategies and design of instructional materials,” in Chemistry Education: Best Practices, Opportunities, and Trends, Editors: Javier Garcia-Martinez and Elena Serrano-Torregrosa, Wiley-VCH: Weinheim, Germany, 2015, pp. 151-180. [invited contribution]

Renee Cole, Nicole Becker, and Courtney Stanford, “Discourse analysis as a tool to examine teaching and learning in the classroom,” in Tools of Chemistry Education Research (ACS Symposium Series), Editors: Diane Bunce and Renee Cole, Oxford University Press, 2014, pp. 61-81.

Renee Cole and Diane Bunce, "An introduction to the tools of chemistry education research," in Tools of Chemistry Education Research (ACS Symposium Series), Editors: Diane Bunce and Renee Cole, Oxford University Press, 2014, pp. 1-7.

Diane Bunce and Renee Cole, "Using this book to get started on your own research," in Tools of Chemistry Education Research (ACS Symposium Series), Editors: Diane Bunce and Renee Cole, Oxford University Press, 2014, pp. 335-341.

Renee Cole, “Representing Chemical Equations and Stoichiometry,” in AP Chemistry: Implementing Guided Inquiry Activities in the AP Chemistry Classroom, Editors: Thomas Greenbowe and Marian DeWane, The College Board; New York, NY, 2013, pp. 9-16, 39-44.

Renee S. Cole and Christopher F. Bauer, “Assessing Your Implementation of POGIL,” in Process-Oriented Guided-Inquiry Learning (ACS Symposium Series), Editor: Richard Moog, Oxford University Press, 2008, pp 213-225.

Diane M. Bunce and Renee S. Cole, “Using This Book to Find Answers to Chemical Education Research Questions" in Nuts and Bolts of Chemical Education Research (ACS Symposium Series), Editors: Diane M. Bunce and Renee S. Cole, Oxford University Press, 2007, pp 1-10.

Christopher F. Bauer, Renee S. Cole, and Mark F. Walter, “Assessment of Student Learning: Guidance for Instructors,” in Nuts and Bolts of Chemical Education Research (ACS Symposium Series), Editors: Diane M. Bunce and Renee S. Cole, Oxford University Press, 2007, pp 183-201.

Scott E. McKay and Renee S. Cole, “An Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Course in Computational and Theoretical Chemistry: Two Approaches Are Better Than One.in Developing and Sustaining a Research-Supportive Curriculum: A Compendium of Successful Practices; Editors: Kerry Karukstis and Timothy Elgren; Learning through Research Series, Council on Undergraduate Research: Washington, D.C., 2007.

Edited Books

Tools of Chemistry Education Research (ACS Symposium Series), Editors: Diane M. Bunce and Renee S. Cole, in press.

Nuts and Bolts of Chemical Education Research (ACS Symposium Series), Editors: Diane M. Bunce and Renee S. Cole, Oxford University Press, 2007.

Educational Materials

Lantz, Julie; Cole, Renee; Bauer, Chris; Dalton, Christine; Falke, Anne; Fischer-Drowos, Shirley; Fish, Caryl; Langhus, David; Riter, Ruth; Salter, Carl; Walczak, Mary. Analytical Chemistry: A Guided Inquiry Approach: Quantitative Analysis Collection. John Wiley & Sons, 2014. ISBN: 978-1-118-89131-5.

Renée S. Cole and Steven Boone, WebCT-based Instructor Resources to support Chemistry, 7th Edition by Raymond Chang, McGraw Hill: Boston, 2002.

Other Publications

Khatri, R., Henderson, C., Cole, R., & Froyd, J. (2015). Learning About Educational Change Strategies: A Study of the Successful Propagation of Peer Instruction, Proceedings of the 2014 Physics Education Research Conference.

Khatri, R., Henderson, C., Cole, R., Froyd, J., Friedrichsen, D., & Stanford, C. (Accepted 2015). Characteristics of Well-Propagated Undergraduate STEM Teaching Innovations, Proceedings of the 2015 Physics Education Research Conference.

Khatri, R., Henderson, C., Cole, R., & Froyd, J. (2014). Over One Hundred Million Simulations Delivered: A Case Study of the PhET Interactive Simulations, Proceedings of the 2013 Physics Education Research Conference.

Henderson, C., Cole, R., Froyd, J., & Khatri, R. (2012). Five Claims about Effective Propagation, A White Paper prepared for January 30-31, 2012 meetings with NSF TUES Program Directors.

Khatri, R., Henderson, C., Cole, R., & Froyd, J. (2012). Principal Investigator and Program Director Views of Successful Propagation, Proceedings of the 2012 Physics Education Research Conference, AIP Conference Proceedings Volume 1513, p. 218-221.