Welcome to InterChemNet (ICN)
|InterChemNet (ICN) is a specially designed web
based program developed at the University of Maine to help manage the laboratory
course. The ICN program establishes personalized homepages for students, instructors
and administrators to track progress throughout the semester, obtain
lab assignments, download lab procedures, and even
find links to safety data. There are several features that make InterChemNet
one of the most advanced and innovative lab software programs in the world!
||The first feature is access and
use of modern chemical instrumentation such as UV-visible and/or infrared
spectrometers. Chemists in research labs, environmental testing labs
and hospitals around the world use spectrometers to investigate and
test chemical compounds. The ICN program helps acquire instrumental
data quickly and store it for 24/7 analysis from any web browser in
|The second feature individualizes the laboratory experience.
This is a feature that must be activated by an instructor. If available,
the ICN program can offer you choices of lab experiments, so students can
select an experiment that best matches their interests.
The ICN program is also capable of varying lab exercises, unknowns,
and procedures for each lab experiment. This variation introduces a degree of
excitement in lab because no longer will it be easy to know what the
‘correct” answer is for a particular lab.
The third feature involves evaluation before and
after a lab experiment.The questions may involve a multiple choice
or text response. Analysis of the collective evaluation data is
part of research aimed at understanding the effectiveness of instructional
techniques and curricula, and administrators can view evaluation responses immediately.