Search:
Computing and Library Services - delivering an inspiring information environment

Internet tools in teaching quantitative economics: why gaps between potential and reality?

Wei, Yingqi and Johnes, Jill (2005) Internet tools in teaching quantitative economics: why gaps between potential and reality? Journal of Further and Higher Education, 29 (2). pp. 125-141. ISSN 0309-877X

Metadata only available from this repository.

Abstract

The use of Internet tools in economic pedagogy is growing. This paper attempts to investigate the impact of Internet tools, as a supplement to traditional teaching methods, on teaching and learning and attempts to answer the question why there are gaps between potential and reality of using Internet tools in economics education, based on our experience of integrating e‐learning into courses at Lancaster University. Responses to student questionnaires suggest that the practical features of e‐learning which are most successful at enhancing the learning experience are: the noticeboard, discussion space, multiple‐choice questions and freedom of expression anonymously. Moreover, the degree of the impact of these e‐learning features is affected by network access, residence off campus and student gender. In spite of the enormous potential of the Internet tools in higher education, it is found that much of it is not fully realized due to the problems encountered by lecturers/tutors and students and technical difficulties. It is important to note the many challenges associated with e‐learning which are yet to be debated and resolved.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
L Education > L Education (General)
Schools: The Business School
The Business School > Quantitative Analysis Research Group
Related URLs:
Depositing User: Elizabeth Boulton
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2015 14:17
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2015 16:02
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/23856

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

Repository Staff Only: item control page

View Item View Item

University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH Copyright and Disclaimer All rights reserved ©