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Get to Know Biz/ed. RSC Event N. Herts College 30 th April 2004. Biz/ed. Biz/ed history: Began in 1996 Aimed at teachers and learners Business, Economics, Accounting Leisure, Tourism, Sport Now a JISC Service. Biz/ed Sections. The main sections of the site are: Internet Resources

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Get to know biz ed

Get to Know Biz/ed

RSC Event N. Herts College

30th April 2004

Biz ed

Biz/ed history:

  • Began in 1996

  • Aimed at teachers and learners

  • Business, Economics, Accounting

  • Leisure, Tourism, Sport

  • Now a JISC Service

Biz ed sections
Biz/ed Sections

The main sections of the site are:

  • Internet Resources

  • Data

  • Company Info.

  • Learning Materials

  • Virtual Worlds

  • Current Topics

  • Educators

Guiding philosophy
Guiding Philosophy

  • help teachers

  • save time in the preparation of relevant materials

  • allowing the focus to be placed on the development of student learning

  • appeal to different learning styles

Key areas for development
Key Areas for Development

  • site navigation

  • more dynamic resources

  • improved relevance

  • enhanced currency

  • service for educators

What does this mean in practice
What Does This Mean in Practice?

  • better home page

  • new ‘educators’ section

  • rotating ‘What’s new on Biz/ed’

  • visitors see regular changes to content

  • lesson plans, presentations and activities geared to exam specs

Internet resources
Internet Resources

The Internet Resources section contains resources selected and described by subject experts.

  • Over 4300 high quality Internet resources to browse or search

  • All resources evaluated against quality criteria


The data section includes:

  • TimeWeb – data skills materials and data

  • ONS data

  • Penn World data

  • UK and International In the News archive

Company info
Company Info

This section contains data, case studies and FAQs on a wide range of business organisations.

  • Business Profiles

  • Ratio Analysis – theory and practice

  • Financial Database

  • Times 100 Case Studies

Learning materials
Learning Materials

A variety of resources including Internet-based worksheets and presentations. Main subject areas are:

  • Business

  • Economics

  • Accounting

  • AVCE

  • MBA

Virtual worlds
Virtual Worlds

This section contains large-scale learning resources which have been developed exclusively by Biz/ed.

  • Virtual Factory

  • Virtual Economy

  • Virtual Developing Country

  • Virtual Learning Arcade

Current topics
Current Topics

Economics, Business and Leisure and Tourism ‘Magazine’ featuring:

  • Mind Your Business

  • At Your Leisure

  • Topical business stories analysed in ‘In the News’

  • Guardian newsfeed of business stories

Mind your business
’Mind Your Business’

  • topical news issue

  • basic background information

  • theoretical underpinning

  • tasks geared to higher order skills

  • builds into archived resource

At your leisure
‘At Your Leisure’

  • Addressing dearth of quality L & R resources

  • MindMaps for easier visual understanding

  • early work on drugs in sport, DIY industry, football club ownership

Mini research projects
Mini Research Projects

  • twice-termly

  • larger scale resources

  • research and synthesis of information skills relevant to higher education

  • early examples: illegal drugs industry, the music industry and EU enlargement


Resources aimed at helping teaching and learning in:

  • Economics, Business, & Accounting

  • At AS/A2, AVCE, Nuffield, undergraduate

    Includes lesson plans, activities and presentations, as well as access to syndicated Biz/ed content

Other key developments
Other Key Developments

  • Biz/ed already caters for assessment of knowledge and application

  • interactive and non-interactive worksheets in learning materials section

  • focus on adding resources aimed at higher order skills

Coming soon
Coming Soon

  • Additions to our Virtual Worlds section

  • New resources aimed at Leisure, Tourism and Sport

  • Newly-commissioned materials for HE

  • Improved range of business profiles

  • Key economic data resources