Use of Rain Classroom as a Teaching Tool in a Biochemistry Course

Bo Shu, Fang Fan, Xinting Zhu


outcomes, we performed a 10-week biochemistry Rain Classroom teaching experiment among students majoring in
clinical medicine. Rain Classroom is a plug-in for WeChat, a smartphone instant messaging application. Teachers can
post teaching resources on the Rain Classroom platform, administer tests, and communicate with students. Rain
Classroom can also be used to automatically collect course learning data from students. When teaching is complete,
questionnaire surveys can be conducted, and test scores can be outputted. Results showed that students were
interested in the biochemistry Rain Classroom teaching application, and that the application increased their
enthusiasm for the course materials. There were significant improvements in the learning outcomes in students given
Rain Classroom teaching, compared to those given traditional PowerPoint slideshow lessons. We conclude that the
Rain Classroom tool is a new mobile learning application that promotes self-learning and improves learning
outcomes in biochemistry learning.

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