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More things, more people, more easily

“The most exciting thing about the Next-Generation Molecular Workbench is that it lets us to do more things for more people, more easily.” -Chad Dorsey, CEO & President of the Concord Consortium Have you seen the latest Next-Generation MW interactives? We’ve taken the physics-based interactive simulations and made them better. The Next-Generation Molecular Workbench is […]

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Share and embed—easily!

One of the key features of our Next-Generation Molecular Workbench is the ability to easily share and embed interactives in blog posts, learning management systems, emails and more—wherever you can paste a weblink or HTML code. Just two simple steps will have you sharing your favorite interactives with all your friends and colleagues in no […]

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Modeling Physical Behavior with an Atomic Engine

Our Next-Generation Molecular Workbench (MW) software usually models molecular dynamics—from states of matter and phase changes to diffusion and gas laws. Recently, we adapted the Molecular Dynamics 2D engine to model macroscale physics mechanics as well, including pendulums and springs. In order to scale up the models from microscopic to macroscopic, we employ specific unit-scaling […]

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9 Highlights of 2012

It was a great year for the Concord Consortium! We won a Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE) Innovation Award! Next-Generation Molecular Workbench interactives starred in the MIT MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) “Introduction to Solid State Chemistry” through a new collaboration with edX. Chad Dorsey described our vision of deeply digital education at […]

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Hitting the Wall

Gas laws are generally taught in high school chemistry. Students learn that Boyle’s law, for instance, can be expressed as P1V1=P2V2, where P is pressure and V is volume. From the equation, it’s clear that there is an inverse relationship between the gas pressure and volume, but do students understand the molecular mechanism behind this […]

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Exhibit Booth at BCCE Conference and free MW buttons

Just got back from the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE 2012), where I participated in a symposium titled “Web-Based Resources for Chemical Education.” About 60 people attended to learn about Molecular Workbench and other online tools and resources. One of the audience questions was about future availability of Molecular Workbench on the iPad and other tablets. […]

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Flexible textbooks

We’re in the midst of a remarkable transition in education – a change that will give teachers more flexibility in the resources they use in their classroom. The growing role of digital textbooks is gaining momentum. Major publishers are not just converting their textbooks to digital format, they’re also reconceptualizing them, adding a more diverse […]

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