Goyen, Michelle and Roome, William (1998) Economics for distance learners and the promise of new communications technologies. Distance Education, 19 (2). pp. 319-336. ISSN 0158-7919
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0158791980190209
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1080/0158791980190209
This paper describes the difficulties encountered in teaching a unit in managerial economics to undergraduates, especially those studying in the distance mode. The particular problems faced by distance students are examined, and teaching innovations designed to overcome these probles are described. In addition, a research project undertaken to determine students' perceptions about the unit and their work patterns is discussed in detail, and the wider applications of the findings, particularly to the teaching of economics, considered. The paper concludes by describing the opportunities offered by the Internet for improving the position of external students vis-a-vis those studying the unit on campus.
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|Additional Information:||This is an electronic version of an article published in Distance Education, 19 (2), pp. 319-336. ISSN 0158-7919. Distance Education is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0158791980190209.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||external students, internal students, statistical skills and economics|
|Fields of Research (FOR2008):||13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130199 Education systems not elsewhere classified|
13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
|Subjects:||330000 Education > 339900 Other Education > 339999 Other Education|
|Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008):||UNSPECIFIED|
|Deposited On:||20 Dec 2007 21:22|
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