ERIC Number: ED175768
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Economic Evaluation of New Technologies in Higher Education. N.I.E. Report Phase 1, Volumes 4 and 5 of 7.
Heriot-Watt Univ., Edinburgh (Scotland). Esmee Fairbairn Economics Research Centre.
Designed as an accompaniment to college level macroeconomic lectures (see SO 011 937), this package contains materials for three approaches to the macroeconomics course. The course covers topics of basic macroeconomic concepts, income and expenditure determination, aggregate demand, unemployment and inflation, policy making, investment and expenditure, money, interest, and income, aggregate supply, and international macroeconomics. Required texts are: "Economics" (Bach), "Workbook and Study Guide" (Block and Dennert), "Economic Analysis and Policy" (Joseph and Seeber), "Macroeconomics: A Programmed Book" (Attiyeh, Lumsden, Bach), and "Economics" (McConnell). The three approaches are conventional, game, and TIPS (Teacher Information Processing System). All courses are comprised of 25 fifty-minute lectures. The conventional approach bases examinations on the lectures, texts, and the workbook and study guide. The games package contains a competitive computer game; the course requires five research reports in addition to midterm and final examinations. The TIPS package contains a course notebook which presents exercises selected to clarify lectures. In addition to examinations, assignments include 11 TIPS debriefing sessions. Materials relevant to all three approaches are provided: a pre-test of macroeconomics comprehension, student information questionnaire, psychological inventory, continuous and end-of-quarter student evaluation questionnaire, instructor questionnaire, three midterms and one final examination. (KC)
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Concept Formation, Concept Teaching, Data Analysis, Decision Making, Definitions, Economic Factors, Economics, Economics Education, Financial Policy, Foreign Policy, Higher Education, Income, Inflation (Economics), Investment, Labor Market, Marketing, Models, Monetary Systems, Multiple Choice Tests, Policy Formation, Unemployment
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Heriot-Watt Univ., Edinburgh (Scotland). Esmee Fairbairn Economics Research Centre.
Note: For related documents, see SO 011 930-937