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1 Continued Engagement (Beyond the Life of the Project) Cillian Ryan and Rebecca Taylor

2 What we learnt from WinEcon Dissemination project Aim was to facilitate dissemination of existing prize-winning software by creating team of implementers. Implicit test of hypothesis of main barrier to dissemination. Evidence mixed. Tried to carry over lessons to other Economics projects

3 What we learnt from WinEcon Dissemination project PROS: Student focussed Bite sized, reusable objects Core material Mostly time-invariant

4 What we learnt from WinEcon Dissemination project CONS: Based around toolkit Not Microsoft compatible Originally web links version dependent Originally largely mainframe dependent

5 What we learnt from WinEcon Dissemination project Questionnaires and use evidence indicates that students more likely to use if product is web- linked

6 What we learnt from WinEcon Dissemination project Implementation needed to be durable. –Links Not version dependent Easy access essential (easily downloadable by students). Microsoft compatibility desirable

7 What we learnt from WinEcon Dissemination project Product needed to be portable between successor lecturers Where will existed use of implementation team was a success Presence of technical barriers often meant that work of implementation team was wasted No substitute for desire

8 FAME (FDTL5 Economics) METAL - Mathematics for Economics: enhancing Teaching and Learning FEELE - Finance and Economics Experimental Laboratory at Exeter Applying WinEcon ETC - Embedding Threshold Concepts g

9 METAL Improve student engagement with Mathematics for Economics An interactive set of online resources Online question bank Over 50 video clips 10 lecturer-focused teaching and learning guides Real world Economics case studies

10 METAL

11 FEELE Encourage use of economic experiments Increase motivation and retention of students Each student participates in experiments during the Exeter Economics programme Developed new classroom experiments for undergraduate modules Available via Wikiversity

12 Embedding Threshold Concepts / / Key ideas Give an insight into how economists think Microeconomics – opportunity cost Macroeconomics – the multiplier Deepen first year undergraduates acquisition of threshold concepts. Materials can be used in small and large group teaching sessions All materials are available via the ETC website

13 Continued Engagement Dissemination strategy Encourage ownership Student engagement Subject Centres External links Future projects


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