Publication Type

Working Paper

Publication Date

9-2007

Abstract

We structure case based teaching using a combination of computer-support technology and in-class activities. We create and design an on-line learning tool, Case Study On-line (CSOL) that enables instructor to structure the delivery of teaching resources and set up assignment tasks in the system. The tool enables tasks to be set in a way that they can be completed sequentially, and learning resources can be accessed only when required by students. Upon submission of their assignments, students can promptly receive instructor’s explanations to the tasks. Follow up activities take place in class, with the objective to promote active learning. The tool was adopted over two semesters in an undergraduate economics course and surveys were conducted among the students to evaluate the effectiveness of the tool. The results of the survey were very positive, providing support to our belief that a system of well-designed case teaching delivery tool, together with classroom activities, is able to increase the level of students’ engagement and interest. The paper helps to address some concerns about teaching methods in undergraduate economics courses.

Keywords

Technologies-based Instruction, In-class Activities, Scaffolding, Active-based Learning

Discipline

Higher Education

Research Areas

Macroeconomics

First Page

1

Last Page

16

Publisher

SMU Economics and Statistics Working Paper Series, Paper No. 23-2007

City or Country

Singapore

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

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