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Active and Cooperative Learning Using Web-Based Simulations

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  • Stephen J. Schmidt
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    The author discusses the advantages of using computers and the World Wide Web in classroom simulation exercises. Using networked computers permits a richer simulation design, allows more complicated decisions by the students, and facilitates reporting results for later discussion. The Web is an ideal technology for such simulations because computers already have Web-capable browsers, with which students are familiar, and information on creating Web sites is readily available. The author discusses these points in the context of a sample simulation that teaches basic economic principles of trade, investment, and public goods in the context of American economic history.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal The Journal of Economic Education.

    Volume (Year): 34 (2003)
    Issue (Month): 2 (January)
    Pages: 151-167

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:jeduce:v:34:y:2003:i:2:p:151-167

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    Cited by:
    1. Tim Kochanski, 2012. "Toward Teaching Markets as Complex Systems: A Web Based Simulation Assignment Implemented in Netlogo," International Review of Economic Education, Economics Network, University of Bristol, vol. 11(2), pages 102-114.
    2. Snarr, Hal W. & Gold, Steven C., 2005. "The design and use of macroeconomics simulation using maple software: A pilot study," MPRA Paper 37061, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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