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Online Graphing Activity for Principles of Economics Courses

  • Oskar R. Harmon

    (University of Connecticut)

  • James Lambrinos

    (Union Graduate College)

This paper describes how an online drawing program and bulletin board are used to create active learning activities for a principles of economics class. In the activity the student downloads an initial diagram that sets up a textbook principles scenario. The student uses an image-editing program to complete the diagram, so that it represents the outcome predicted in the textbook and posts it to a bulletin board. The tools for the activity: SumoPaint.com, and WikiSpaces.com; are free and available on the Internet. By appropriately adjusting the information included in the initial diagram, there is flexibility to adjust the difficulty level, for high school AP courses or college level courses, and to adapt the exercise to a range of different classroom formats and varied physical locations of the student.

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Paper provided by University of Connecticut, Department of Economics in its series Working papers with number 2010-31.

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Length: 7 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2010
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Handle: RePEc:uct:uconnp:2010-31
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