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As I mentioned in the Google Hangout tonight, I want you to work in small groups to solve some supply and demand problems. You can find the assignment here. You should email me one copy of your answers per group … Continue reading
ECON 201online, First Week: http://youtu.be/P1wEfD57aVg?a via @YouTube It’s less than 20 minutes long, so take a look if you missed it.
With your partner from the Supply & Demand assignment, you need to analyze the U.S. federal budget and identify the major categories of spending and revenues. Start by examining the budget data published in the 2014 Economic Report of the … Continue reading
I’m been reviewing the videos I made for our course and have found some things in them that aren’t correct for this offering during summer school. Because it’s summer, I’m not in my office regularly, though I do tend to … Continue reading
The final online discussion is now open at http://bit.ly/1dy8qIx . The question asks whether or not you think the Federal stimulus package was an effective response to the Great Recession. Please note that the discussion is divided into 4 parts … Continue reading
Here is the intro video to Topic 6, which I created in 2012 on the eve of a hurricane. The hurricane references are the only dated part of the video, so enjoy!
Some of you asked for additional help with supply and demand problems. Here are some samples to work through. When you’re ready, we can go over them together. Just let me know when you want to do that.
I’ve just finished reading the reflection papers you submitted at the end of the first contract period. This is a new thing in my course. I’ve never really done this before so it’s very much a work in progress. Here … Continue reading
The purpose of twitter is to demonstrate that you are regularly engaged in what the class is studying. Some of you seemed to wait until the last minute in the contract period and then tried to pump out half a … Continue reading
I have finished reviewing your second essays, and the grades are posted on Canvas. (I graded hard copies of the essays, so you can pick them up with my specific comments by visiting my office hours.) Here are some … Continue reading
I should have made these points before our online discussion started, but I haven’t tried this in a while and so didn’t think about it. Apologies! The purpose of an online discussion is not for you to show the teacher … Continue reading
It’s time to expand our bag of learning tricks and try out electronic discussion. This discussion revolves around a short newspaper article from the Washington Post, written by Michael Specter. The article is under the Readings tab above on the … Continue reading
Here is the recording from this week’s Google Hangout:
The purpose of this quiz is just to get you to explore the course website so you know what’s there. Think of it as a scavenger hunt. Here’s the question: What is formative assessment and what is the context in … Continue reading
I mentioned that we will have a weekly Google Hangout on Wednesday nights at 7pm. The purpose of our weekly hangouts is to give us the opportunity to talk in real time about any questions you have about the course, … Continue reading
Welcome to ECON 201, the online section! School starts four weeks from today. Hopefully, it is not a surprise that you have registered for an online course. The purpose of this email is to get you started thinking about the … Continue reading