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Internationalizing Intermediate Microeconomics: Collaborative Case Studies and Web-based learning

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  • Elsa Galarza

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    (Departamento de Economía, Universidad del Pacífico)

  • Marianne Johnson

    (Departamento de Economía, Universidad del Pacífico)

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"This paper describes an internationally-oriented course module for intermediate microeconomics. We describe the collaboration project as well as the results of implementing it at an U.S. and Peruvian university. In the project, U.S. university students were partnered with comparable students at a Peruvian university to complete a project using web-based learning tools and internet conferencing. Project learning objectives are identified and an outline of the project and assignments is presented. Based on our experiences, we evaluate the project and consider problems and issues that arose. Our results suggest that the current state of web-based technology affords university students many opportunities to productively collaborate with their international counterparts."

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Paper provided by Departamento de Economía, Universidad del Pacífico in its series Working Papers with number 07-16.

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Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2007
Date of revision: Jul 2007
Handle: RePEc:pai:wpaper:07-16

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Keywords: Collaborative Learning; Web-Based Learning; International Exchange; Intermediate Microeconomics;

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