Nathan Lien and Brett Bodsgard, both from the Chemistry Department, introduced the group to SmartWork, a program from publisher W. W. Norton that bills itself as the "most intuitive tutorial and online homework system available." The program comes bundled with a W. W. Norton textbook. Students can purchase the print book along with the online version and the homework system for about $125.00. This purchase covers two semesters of chemistry and has been well received by students.
Presenters expressed much satisfaction with the program. It integrates easily with Blackboard and the tech support is good. In his endorsement, Lien said he is now spending more time helping students think rather than just grading homework. Get all the details about the program here.
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