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How To Put My Online Videos To Shame, Game Theory Edition…

March 13th, 2012 · 6 Comments
Education · Game Theory

In today’s “better than a Groupon” news, two professors at Stanford University are offering a game theory course online for free. The course starts on Monday, March 19th, so you’d better get a move on. From what I can tell, the course provides modular online lectures as well as problem sets and exams and such, [...]

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What I’m Reading Today, Teachers Are Overpaid Edition…

November 6th, 2011 · 18 Comments
Education · Markets · Policy

Long time readers may recall the think tank cartoon I posted a while back: The Heritage Foundation is on the conservative side of this brawl, and I must say that it’s amazing how all of the objective, fact-based research that comes out of these sorts of organizations specifically supports the conservative ideology. (From what I’ve [...]

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What Do Online Learning And Mardi Gras Have In Common? Let Econgirl Show You…

October 27th, 2011 · 3 Comments
Education

I am good at using conferences as excuses to go to fun locations. Case in point: the 7th annual Economics Teaching Conference, hosted by the Gulf Coast Economics Association and Cengage Learning, is being held today and tomorrow in New Orleans, so obviously I needed to give a talk at this shindig. And needed to [...]

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Today’s Quiz: Can You Spot The Flaw In This Reasoning?

August 11th, 2010 · 23 Comments
Education · Fun With Data

Ezra Klein posts the following graph: The caption on the graph and the post is “The benefits of a college degree in one graph.” You mission, if you choose to accept it: Explain, in 200 words or less, what is wrong with this line of reasoning. (I’ve always been curious as to which readers have [...]

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How Does Online Instruction Compare To “Real” Education? Researchers Can Tell Us…

July 6th, 2010 · 3 Comments
Education · Markets

Apparently virtual instruction isn’t as much of an educational armageddon as some people seem to believe…researchers David Figlio, Mark Rush and Lu Yin performed an experiment at the university level and found very modest (and not always statistically significant) effects for in-person versus online instruction. I am trying to be careful to not overgeneralize the [...]

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