Economics for distance learners and the promise of new communications technologies

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


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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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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:
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Finance and Banking
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2007 11:22
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:53
Uncontrolled Keywords: external students, internal students, statistical skills and economics
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130199 Education systems not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/0158791980190209

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