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Future Uses of Technology in Economics Instruction Ten Lessons Learned So Far. David G. Brown, Dean and VP Intl Center for Computer Enhanced Learning Professor of Economics Wake Forest University http://www.wfu.edu/~brown. ASSA Meetings Washington, D.C. January 5, 2003.

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Future uses of technology in economics instruction ten lessons learned so far

Future Uses of Technology in Economics Instruction TenLessons Learned So Far

David G. Brown, Dean and VP

Intl Center for Computer Enhanced Learning

Professor of Economics

Wake Forest University

http://www.wfu.edu/~brown

ASSA Meetings

Washington, D.C.

January 5, 2003


Lessons for individual faculty

Lessons for Individual Faculty

  • Use the computer between

    classes, not during class

  • Use CHUNKS, not whole electronic textbooks

    http://www.aplia.com/index.html

    http://www.merlot.org/Home.po

Muddiest

Point


Lessons for individual faculty1

Lessons for Individual Faculty

  • Emphasize five teaching strategies:

    • Interaction

    • Collaboration

    • Different Strokes for Different Folks

    • Controversy and Debate

    • Use of Assisting Instructors


Lessons for individual faculty2

Lessons for Individual Faculty

  • Emphasize

    Communication

  • Avoid expensive multimedia,

    Chat sessions, and virtual only courses


Lessons for econ departments

Lessons for Econ Departments

  • Explicitly assume that all students have reasonable, daily access to the Internet

  • Explicitly identify “departmentally preferred” software

  • Arrange staff support via student employees or an econ CAI advisor

  • Market the use of CAI to the Dean and Central Administration

  • Commit the entire department to consider

    Computer Enhanced Learning during the same term


Future uses of technology in economics instruction ten lessons learned so far

David G. BrownWake Forest UniversityWinston-Salem, N.C. 27109336-758-4878email: [email protected]//:www.wfu.edu/~brownfax: 336-758-5012

ICCEL -- Wake Forest University, 2003


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