Using Technology to Complete the Natural Learning Path in a Principles of Economics Course (Chiang & Vazquez)January 16, 2018
Guns, Butter, and Dr. Seuss: Using Political Cartoons to Teach the PPC (Jenyk & Wakefield)January 16, 2018
Despite the potential of simulation games to bring variety to the classroom and enhance student engagement, the teaching of macroeconomics is still dominated by the traditional lecture format. In response, Econland provides an online simulation game and learning platform that supports introductory macroeconomics courses at all levels. In the game, students run an economy by making monetary and fiscal policy decisions in order to optimize the country’s economic performance through a seven-year business cycle. The platform also includes a range of learning resources that link the game to macroeconomic theory and to the real world. Use of Econland has been shown to improve both student engagement and performance.