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IT in Business and Economics Teaching


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IT in Business and Economics Teaching

  1. 1. IT Resources in Business andEconomics TeachingGeoff Riley FRSA, Tutor2u and Eton CollegeDubai, May 2013
  2. 2. A Selection of Tools for ContinuedProfessional Development andTeaching / Learning in Economicsand BusinessGeoff Riley FRSA, Tutor2u and Eton CollegeDubai, May 2013
  3. 3. Welcome! Warm Up Quiz Question Which is the only country which can by typed on aQWERTY keyboard using just a single row ofletters?PER
  4. 4. Smart Searching! Which country is expected to have the highest rateof unemployment in the world in 2013?Greece?27%Djibouti59%
  5. 5. A generation has grown up digital
  6. 6. Unlike some of us
  7. 7. Teaching Networks Really Do Matter!
  8. 8. Networked Teachers with Sharing Culture“AustrianAirlines hasbecome thelatest carrier tostart taking bids-for-beds, Passengers buying cheaptickets for long-haul flights viaVienna areinvited to bid foran upgrade tothe businessclass cabin”
  9. 9. Network – Silicon Valley“The smartest person in the roomisn’t the person standing at the frontlecturing us, and isn’t the collectivewisdom of those in the room. Thesmartest person in the room is theroom itself” David Weinberger
  10. 10. StudentBlogs orothernarrativeCollaborativeApps OnlinePracticalsandSimulationsStudent AppsMobile OnlineRevisionQuizzes –Games forLearningFlippedClassroomResourcesProblemBasedLearningUltimate Aim:Free SpiritedLearningThis is the age of shared learning
  11. 11. Many tools ... Here are a few I use
  12. 12. Wordle in Action from an A2 essay
  13. 13. Is the UK better off outside the Euro?
  14. 14. Snag-It – Screen Capture – Resource Creation
  15. 15. Survey Monkey: Polls Student surveys on courses Gathering opinions on a topic, an issue in the news
  16. 16. Zondle: Games for Learning
  17. 17. Zondle: The JCB Quiz
  18. 18. Zondle – Currencies of the World
  19. 19. Discover Your Inner Twitter
  20. 20. Twitter: Connecting with a Community
  21. 21. Twitter: Connecting with Subject Experts
  22. 22. Twitterverse for Economics and Business
  23. 23. Keeping Pace: Investor Relations Sites Often provide excellent market / industry research Rich seam of data for class assignments / discussion Free alternative to expensive commercial research
  24. 24. Example: RyanAir & Low Cost Airlines
  25. 25. RyanAir
  26. 26. Sharing: Slide Share
  27. 27. Scoop It
  28. 28. Scoop It: OCR Labour Markets
  29. 29. Scoop It – Pre U Microeconomics
  30. 30. Access to Macro Data: Trading Economics
  31. 31. World Bank Data & Visualisation Tools
  32. 32. Data Tools on the World Bank Site
  33. 33. Info Graphics
  34. 34. Info-graphics Tools: E.g. Info Gram Range of free toolsfor creating info-graphics Have good data! Experiment withadding online videocontent, photos, extratext Save in differentformats Flip – task thestudents to createtheir own! Competition for the
  35. 35. Prezi: An Alternative to PowerPoint
  36. 36. Mind-Mapping Software Tools
  37. 37. Student Support and Enrichment Many opportunities for departments to embracesocial media to provide study support for students Exam confidence Background resources / lesson materials Subject enrichment University advice Student voice & engagement
  38. 38. Aquinas Economics Blog
  39. 39. Aquinas Resources
  40. 40. Econ Fix – Mark Johnston (New Zealand)
  41. 41. Examples of student blogs
  42. 42. Greenhead College
  43. 43. You Tube Channels – Lesson Starters Short clips to stimulate discussion Bridging clips for consolidating concepts Link to an old fashioned activity like “talk about it”
  44. 44. The Power of Clips and Images
  45. 45. News and Analysis Podcasts
  46. 46. Online Courses for Students and Teachers
  47. 47. Development Economics Course
  48. 48. Poor Economics (MIT)
  49. 49. Resource and Data Rich Websites CEP: OECD Observer World Bank Data and Research Project Syndicate: IMF Finance and Development Magazine BBC World Business Report Vox: EU Trading Economics: FT: Beyond the BRICs:
  50. 50. The Open Web of Learning is Here