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ERIC Number: EJ1051472
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0485
Engaging Health Professionals in Health Economics: A Human Capital Informed Approach for Adults Learning Online
Lieberthal, Robert D.; Leon, Juan
Journal of Economic Education, v46 n1 p45-55 2015
The authors describe a Wikipedia-based project designed for a graduate course introducing health economics to experienced healthcare professionals. The project allows such students to successfully write articles on niche topics in rapidly evolving health economics subspecialties. These students are given the opportunity to publish their completed projects in Wikipedia. Despite the lack of conventional classroom incentives, the authors have found that the students generally choose to enter their final projects into Wikipedia. The authors explore the motivators for this behavior from the perspective of human capital development and reflect on the implications for enhancing economics education. Finally, they comment more generally on the value of assignments within graduate education that allow adult students to determine their degree of effort and reward along the intensive margin.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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