Economics for distance learners and the promise of new communications technologies

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Goyen, Michelle and Roome, William. 1998. "Economics for distance learners and the promise of new communications technologies." Distance Education. 19 (2), pp. 319-336. https://doi.org/10.1080/0158791980190209
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Economics for distance learners and the promise of new communications technologies

ERA Journal ID20803
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsGoyen, Michelle (Author) and Roome, William (Author)
Journal TitleDistance Education
Journal Citation19 (2), pp. 319-336
Number of Pages18
Year1998
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ISSN0158-7919
1475-0198
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/0158791980190209
Abstract

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.

Keywordsexternal students, internal students, statistical skills and economics
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390399. Education systems not elsewhere classified
399999. Other education not elsewhere classified
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Byline AffiliationsFaculty of Business
University of Southern Queensland
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