One of the activities we intend to launch this year is a webinar series (#CERGinar for those of you on Twitter). A webinar is an online presentation that anyone can view via their computer (and hopefully tablet device).
To kick us off, we have aimed high. Prof Alison Flynn from University of Ottawa will give a presentation entitled: “Organic reaction mechanisms: symbolism, patterns, and explanations“. Alison has emerged as one of the leading voices in chemistry education in recent years and will be the headline speaker at next year’s International Conference on Chemistry Education in Sydney. She has broad interests, including that of her topic of this webinar: how students consider mechanisms in organic chemistry. Her talk will be of interest to those teaching organic chemistry at school and university, as well as those interested in education research approaches. Alison’s work is known for its clarity and its pragmatism; making the links between research and practice very tangible (her work has previously been featured in Education in Chemistry).