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1 Copyright 2004 – Biz/ed Using the Web in studying A Level Economics Andrew Ashwin Content Developer: Biz/ed Chief Examiner: Business and Economics (Nuffield) GCSE

2 Copyright 2004 – Biz/ed A2 Economics Building on AS: Same material – new slant Emphasis on greater detail and increased skills –Higher order skills Analysis Evaluation

3 Copyright 2004 – Biz/ed A2 Economics Getting help – Using Biz/ed (http://www.bized.ac.uk) What is Biz/ed? –Free online resource Wide range of resources and support materials –Notes, theory explanations –Presentations –Activities –Information for supporting research

4 Copyright 2004 – Biz/ed A2 Economics Key Resources to help develop skills: –Activities –Presentations – PowerPoint –Mind Your Business –In the News –Research Projects –Key Economic Data

5 Copyright 2004 – Biz/ed How Do I Maximise the Benefits of Biz/ed? Be clear on what you want to use it for: –Revision? –Notes? –Activities? –Research? –News items? –Developing skills?

6 Copyright 2004 – Biz/ed How Do I Maximise the Benefits of Biz/ed? Familiarise yourself with the site:

7 Copyright 2004 – Biz/ed How Do I Maximise the Benefits of Biz/ed? Use the services available: Online chat sessions – get help and advice on exam issues, topics and technique Individual revision feedback – individual responses to your questions Does it work?

8 Copyright 2004 – Biz/ed Feedback from students I appreciate your help very much, if only my teacher was so helpful your help is GREATLY appreciated :) - if there is a feedback form or someone I can contact to say how good you have been that would be nice! I also want to say a huge thanks for helping me out over these exams, your help has been brilliant and im extreamly grateful. Thank you very much for that concise and helpful answer to my question. Your site has proved to be invaluable and up to date with all its material and examples. I recently finished my A level exams and they went amazingly because of your fantastic notes and examples.THANK YOU Many thanks for your help! Your responses are much appreciated, much more helpful than teacher who just prints off ALL your power point presentations and hands them out.

9 Copyright 2004 – Biz/ed Using Biz/ed Keep up to date with resources Remember to show awareness Practise the higher order skills – USE the content Practise the higher order skills- use the activities

10 Copyright 2004 – Biz/ed A2 Economics Key skills in using the Web: –Learn how to use search engines effectively –Be selective in what you use –Check sites like Biz/ed regularly –Use our contact details to seek advice on resource use –Remember the Web has its limitations!


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