ERIC Number: EJ1072223
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
Bitcoin: A Pedagogical Guide for the College Classroom
Barre, Todd J.
Journal of Education for Business, v90 n6 p335-339 2015
The emergence of Bitcoin as an online currency/payment system has been surrounded with controversy with equally passionate proponents and detractors arguing for its long-term viability. These debates lead to stimulating exercises for the finance or economics student eager to understand principles of money, currencies, and monetary economics. The author presents a summary of the key arguments in a pedagogical structure useful to instructors who wish to use Bitcoin as a practical tool to stimulate critical thinking on these topics in the college classroom.
Descriptors: Online Systems, Online Vendors, Monetary Systems, International Trade, Debate, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Economics Education, Critical Thinking, College Programs, Teaching Guides, Macroeconomics, Educational Theories, Efficiency, Financial Policy, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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