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Economics in the Cyberclassroom


  • Peter Navarro


The coming of the cyberclassroom may change almost everything we do in teaching economics. This article discusses the size and scope of the cybereconomics market; the range and mix of instructional technologies; course design, development, and content; cyberinfrastructure and technical support; student characteristics, performance, and access; and labor issues. Some key findings include: the cybereconomics market is small but rapidly growing. Technical problems are common but can be minimized. It takes instructors significantly more time both to develop and teach a typical cybereconomics courses. Institutions, rather than instructors, are capturing a lion's share of the intellectual property rights.

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  • Peter Navarro, 2000. "Economics in the Cyberclassroom," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 14(2), pages 119-132, Spring.
  • Handle: RePEc:aea:jecper:v:14:y:2000:i:2:p:119-132
    Note: DOI: 10.1257/jep.14.2.119

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    • A20 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - General


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