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Saturday, October 22, 2005

Should I Podcast My Introductory Economics Lectures?

Several days ago, John Chilton sent me this article about professors who podcast their course lectures. Since I have been involved with several Radioeconomics podcasts in the past few months, that article prompted me to think about whether I, too, should put audio versions of my lectures on-line for students (and others?) to download.

When I asked my intro students if they would be interested, over half seemed quite enthusiastic, for what it's worth to judge enthusiasm from a show of hands in a classroom.

I have posted a list of my thoughts/questions/concerns at The Eclectic Econoclast. I would greatly appreciate suggestions and feedback on this question.

Posted by EclectEcon on October 22, 2005 | Permalink

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Reminds me of the movie "Real Genius", where the number of tape recorders in a lecture room increases to the point where the professor puts in a tape player.

Also reminiscient of the use of Powerpoint slides and Blackboard software now common at universities. Why go to class if the professor lectures from slides you can download and print off?

I prefer attending every class and being prepared to participate. But then I was a good student.

Posted by: Scott | 2005-10-22 9:46:59 PM


Mr. Eclectic

For some strange reason this series keeps popping into my head lately,especially everytime I hear “softwood lumber”.

http://www.publicvideostore.org/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=10151&storeId=11551&categoryId=11037&langId=-1

Daniel Yergin's Commanding Heights book is now converted to a DVD, is 6 hours long, but well worth the time for anyone wanting a crash course in geopolitical/economics.

So I’d suggest Podcast or DVD or both.

Posted by: nomdenet | 2005-10-23 6:30:21 AM



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