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Views from the Trenches: Lessons from the Introduction of WinEcon into a First Year Undergraduate Programme

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  • D. J. Brooksbank

    (University of Glamorgan)

  • A. Clark

    (University of Glamorgan)

  • R. Hamilton

    (University of Glamorgan)

  • D. G. Pickernell

    () (University of Glamorgan)

Abstract

This paper reviews Glamorgan Business School's introduction of the WinEcon Computer Aided Learning (CAL) package into its first year microeconomics module. The comments, conclusions and recommendations are based on a survey of academic staff involved in teaching using WinEcon and questionnaire answers from nearly 200 Glamorgan students who actually used the package. Conclusions reached were that WinEcon was unlikely to completely replace classroom tutorials or prove completely satisfactory as a textbook / workbook without additional work to customize it to the needs of the specific course, but that it did offer a useful addition to more traditional teaching methods in an integrated learning programme.

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  • D. J. Brooksbank & A. Clark & R. Hamilton & D. G. Pickernell, 1998. "Views from the Trenches: Lessons from the Introduction of WinEcon into a First Year Undergraduate Programme," Computers in Higher Education Economics Review, Economics Network, University of Bristol, vol. 12(1), pages 13-18.
  • Handle: RePEc:che:chepap:v:12:y:1998:i:1:p:13-18
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