Making Large Classes Small(er): Assessing the Effectiveness Of a Hybrid Teaching Technology
This paper examines learning outcomes in a one-semester introductory microeconomics course where contact time with the instructor was reduced by two-thirds and students were expected to view pre-recorded lectures on-line and come to class prepared to engage in discussion. Students were pre-and post-tested using the Test of Understanding in College Economics (TUCE - 4). Learning outcomes as measured by the change in test scores are found to be as good as or better than calibrating data for groups assessed using the TUCE - 4. In addition to being a more enjoyable course for the instructor, the course design can be part of a more self-directed curriculum that uses available resources more efficiently to achieve similar learning objectives to a lecture-based introductory course.
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- Schwerdt, Guido & Wuppermann, Amelie C., 2011.
"Is traditional teaching really all that bad? A within-student between-subject approach,"
Munich Reprints in Economics
19919, University of Munich, Department of Economics.
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