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Recognition and Reviews

There is nothing you can say in answer to a compliment. I have been complimented myself a great many times, and they always embarrass me. I always feel that they have not said enough.
-Mark Twain

Scientific American has selected General Chemistry Online as a winner of the 2004 Sci/Tech Web Awards.

An article about the author of General Chemistry Online and Just Ask Antoine appeared in the Spring 2001 issue of Chemistry, a quarterly magazine published by the American Chemical Society.

The Eisenhower National Clearinghouse selected General Chemistry Online! for its Digital Dozen, a list of exemplary sites for educators. (4/19/01)

Advanced Chemistry Development chose General Chemistry Online for a Star Pick Award in February, 2001.

The Hutchinson Guide to GCSE Web Sites, a book published by Helicon Publishing in Oxford, England, describes Web sites of value for students of the UK National Curriculum for a range of different subjects. The Guide has this to say about General Chemistry Online:

"This sophisticated Web site is run by the chemistry department of a US university, but its clear text and comprehensive coverage of general chemistry topics make it worth a visit for keen GCSE-level chemists. Searchable databases of common compounds and important chemical terms are two of the most powerful features of a very comprehensive resource. (12/11/00)"

General Chemistry Online was chosen as Incredibly Useful Site of the Day by Yahoo! Internet Life, an online and print magazine published by Ziff-Davis Publishing. (10/24/00)

General Chemistry Online is featured in Sarah Horton's Web Teaching Guide, a book published by Yale University Press in November 2000. Sarah Horton co-authored Yale University Center for Advanced Instructional Media's classic Web Style Guide.

Links2Go selected General Chemistry Online as a Key Resource in chemistry, using an objective metric based on link citations. (7/09/00)

General Chemistry Online has been awarded a Five Star rating by Schoolzone's panel of over 400 expert teachers. (7/06/00)

Ryerson Polytechnic University's instructional design primer and workshop "Course Design for the Digital Age" points to General Chemistry Online as an example of current practice in digital course design. (7/01/00)

Just Ask Antoine is cited in News from Online: Learning Communities in the July 2000 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education. (6/21/00)

The American Chemical Society recommends General Chemistry Online as a starting place for Web searches. (6/20/00)

The FAQ page on van der Waals forces was cited by Scientific American and Science and Technology News in news about the novel adhesive mechanism that allows geckos to run up walls and across ceilings. STN later featured the Flash animation in its front-page "Movie of the Week" segment. (6/07/00)

The Librarian's Index to the Internet selected General Chemistry Online on the basis of these criteria. (5/02/00)

The Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) chose General Chemistry Online for Current Web Contents, a premium collection of evaluated scholarly Web sites. ISI subject editors review and select Web sites on the basis of the site's authority, accuracy, currency, navigation and design, content, scope, audience level, and quality of writing. (3/25/00)

SF Chronicle Best of the Web 2000 The San Francisco Chronicle chose General Chemistry Online as among the "Best of the Web 2000". The listing was published as a special section in the March 7, 2000 print issue. It included 133 sites selected from a variety of areas, including technology, education, and entertainment. "General Chemistry Online turns a tough academic subject into plain English and shows the appeal of looking beneath the surface..."

General Chemistry Online was included in Electronic Performance Support System's Designer's Gallery. Editor Bill Miller calls General Chemistry Online "an example of a well designed website that is relatively simple to navigate and with consistent page designs. I particularly like the design of the Atoms & Ions companion notes page..." (02/06/00)

General Chemistry Online was given a 5+ rating by teachers@work, an annotated directory of the top 1000 internet sites for educators. (12/22/99)

Web Feet: The Internet Traveler's Desk ReferenceGeneral Chemistry Online appears in Web Feet: The Internet Traveler's Desk Reference, published by Rock Hill Press. "Web Feet is the premier subject guide to the best Web sites for students, researchers, and the general public and is the first comprehensive Web guide that is interactive and updated monthly." (11/22/99)

General Chemistry Online is featured in the November 1999 issue of Reactive Reports, a chemistry magazine from science journalist David Bradley and Advanced Chemistry Development. (11/04/99)

Education WorldGeneral Chemistry Online was reviewed and awarded an A+ rating by Education World, a Web resource guide for educators sponsored by several major corporations. (11/01/99)

The Discovery Channel School lists General Chemistry Online as a valuable educational Web resource. (10/14/99)

New Scientist's Planet ScienceNew Scientist, a leading science and technology weekly magazine, chose General Chemistry Online as a Hot Spot. (9/14/99)

Kathy Rutkowski's unit on Revolutionizing Traditional Structures and Systems discusses General Chemistry Online as an example of a virtual classroom. The page is part of "Developing World Wide Web Materials for Education", a Web-enabled course offered by George Washington University.

Pages from General Chemistry Online are featured in David Byres' book, Internet Biology (Paradigm Publishing, Minneapolis, 1999. ISBN 1-58175-035-8), published in August 1999.

General Chemistry was selected as an "Editor's Choice" by Netscape's Open Directory Project team. (7/7/99)

General Chemistry Online was reviewed and selected by Webivore Knowledge Systems for their commercial database of quality Internet educational resources. Sites are selected by Webivore on the basis of accurate content, credible content sources, up-to-date content, understandable and clearly presented information, sound educational information that fits within the core curriculum areas, and information that may enliven or bring new topics into the classroom. (6/23/99)

The European Council of International Schools chose General Chemistry Online as a hot site in June, 1999.

General Chemistry Online was given a 5-star rating by Pacific Bell's Knowledge Network and recognized as a "Blue Web'n Hot Site" on 5/23/99.

The editors of Encyclopedia Britannica chose General Chemistry Online as a recommended Web resource in physical sciences and technology.

The Resources section of General Chemistry Online received the Argus Clearinghouse seal of approval. The Argus Clearinghouse is a selective digital library that "provides a central access point for value-added topical guides which identify, describe, and evaluate Internet-based information resources". (3/20/99)

The editors of NEEDS -- The National Engineering Education Delivery System selected General Chemistry Online for inclusion in their multimedia courseware distribution system to support engineering education. NEEDS is an NSF-funded project to catalog, distribute, and peer-review engineering education courseware, and is a cooperative effort of several engineering centers, including Cal Tech, Cornell, Hampton, Stanford, UCBerkeley, Tuskegee, and Virginia Tech. (3/19/99)

The Virginia Department of Education lists the Measurement tutorial as a valuable Internet site that supports Science Standards of Learning for Virginia Public Schools.

General Chemistry Online was a recommended site in "Making The Grade", an article about homework help online published by the Tampa Tribune. (1/24/99)

General Chemistry Online was reviewed by the CTI Centre for Chemistry, a consortium of academics/professionals from the University of Liverpool and other UK universities, the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Chemical Industries Association. The November 1998 review says "Overall, the standard of organisation and presentation of the website is excellent. This site is the work of an able chemist who empathises with the students he teaches."

General Chemistry Online was reviewed in the October 1998 issue of CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, a journal published by the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of American Library Association. CHOICE reviews significant current books and electronic media of interest to those in higher education.

General Chemistry Online was selected by the Ohio Reflinks Project, which indexes Web sites that meet criteria as quality resources developed by librarians. The RefLinks Project was developed in response to the need for a comprehensive subject guide to the Internet for use in public libraries. (9/17/98)

General Chemistry Online was listed in "Great Homework Sites on the Web" published by the The New Haven Register on Sept. 11, 1998; the same article was published on Sept. 13 by the Augusta Chronicle.

An article published on Sept. 8, 1998 in the Baltimore Sun, "Web bringing library to the living room", recommends General Chemistry Online.

CBS LogoCBS News featured General Chemistry Online on August 28, 1998 in their televised Digital Drive segment, "Back to School".

The September 1998 issue of Internet Life features General Chemistry Online in its Net Homework Guide (pp 108-116):

"Atoms and ions and gases, oh my! Sponsored by Maryland's Frostburg State University, General Chemistry Online! makes chemistry a breeze to study, with its basic online text that's fully hyperlinked to sources around the Web. You'll also find a cheeky Chemistry Exam Survival Guide, a pop-up link that brings up the periodic table of the elements, and tutorials aplenty."

General Chemistry Online! was reviewed in the May 1998 issue of Genetic Engineering News in Kevin Ahern's Webspinning column.

The Distant Learning Network calls General Chemistry Online "a brilliant chemistry site, with great chemistry graphics to help you understand molecular structures, chemistry problems to check your understanding, and lots more!" The Distant Learning Network is a cooperative effort of Tria M Europe BV and Capelle InfoDesign, developers of multimedia materials for distance education.

General Chemistry Online was selected in June, 1998 as a Choice Site by Baxter's EduNET, a collection of educational resources.

General Chemistry Online's Resources for General Chemistry Students was the top-rated site in the Lycos Community Guide to Chemistry in the third week of May, 1998.

General Chemistry Online's quantum mechanics primer was cited in Science Magazine's hypernote supplement for Enhanced Perspectives, in Warren S. Warren's article Rethinking Solution NMR (SCIENCE 17 April 1998; 280 (5362): 398).

Archipelago's white paper on Distance Learning in Chemistry by William Hunter and George Bodner calls General Chemistry Online's measurement tutorials "fine examples of using technology to deliver chemistry concepts via the Web". Archipelago is a learning technologies division of Harcourt Brace & Company.

The author of General Chemistry Online and Just Ask Antoine was featured as "Teacher in the Spotlight" on BioChemNet on April 27, 1998.

The feature articles Fire and Spice and The Bliss Molecule were Web Picks in the March 28, 1998 issue of The Alchemist, a Web publication of the Elsevier Science Group.

General Chemistry Online's Exam Survival Guide was the top-rated site in the Lycos Community Guide to Chemistry in February and March, 1998.

General Chemistry Online was reviewed by the NSF-funded Internet Scout Project and selected by the Scout Report Signpost, an index of quality Internet resources.

Rapture Television, a British cable channel, lists General Chemistry Online as "an excellent chemistry site for A level students".

InTech 2000, a colloboration of The Miami Museum of Science and the Area Centers for Educational Enhancement, sponsored by the Florida Department of Education and BellSouth, says "This site offers a good introduction to the subject. It probably has more than you want to use, but it is great for lesson planning."

Purdue University's chemical education site chose General Chemistry Online's Uncertainty in Measurement tutorial as a Cool Chemistry Learning Applet.

The editors of Microsoft's Encarta Encyclopedia chose General Chemistry Online as a select Web resource in physical sciences and technology.

General Chemistry Online was selected as one of the "Best of the Net" by the Cavalcade O' Chemistry web site, maintained by high school chemistry teacher Ian Guch.

The Chemistry Research Center, compiled by students for the ThinkQuest competition, lists General Chemistry Online as a "five star site".



General Chemistry Online! Awards & reviews

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