Economics Faculty Consultants

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Name: Solina Lindahl

Department: Economics

School: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (CA)

Product: LaunchPad for Modern Principles of Economics (Cowen, Tabarrok) and LaunchPad for Economics (Krugman, Wells)


How do you use LaunchPad?

I use LaunchPad for pre-lecture quizzes, weekly homeworks, posting outside material and also diagnostics and just-inime-teaching.


Advice on using technology with students:
 

One piece of advice: Frame (and remind often) WHY you're using technology, especially if you're using it intensively.  Also, make sure to be clear about your policies for late work, tech failures etc up front.  Make sure to walk them through the site in class; I think they know less about tech than we assume.

 

Louis Vayo

Name: Louis Vayo II
Department: Economics
School: California State University, Long Beach
Product(s): FlipIt


How do you use FlipIt?

I use FlipIt in my principles of micro and macro economics courses. FlipIt provides pre-lecture videos, assessment questions, and homework assignments on one platform. I often use student responses in the classroom to introduce new topics and help student engagement.

 

Advice on using technology with students:
Students often respond best when the technology platform is accessible, clear, and affordable, and FlipIt does a great job on all of these.

 

 

 

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