New Internet Economist tutorial released

A new edition of the “Internet Economist” online tutorial has been released in the Intute Virtual Training Suite at:

The tutorial, which teaches Internet research skills for students, has been completely updated and revised by Dr. Martin Poulter of the Economics Network, University of Bristol.

It is ideal for use in higher education economics courses, particularly in research methods or study skills modules.

The tutorial recommends key Internet resources for education and research; offers advice on Internet searching, with improved interactive exercises; and has a new section called “Success Stories” to illustrate how the Internet can be used effectively to support education and research in a variety of scenarios:

  • Finding conferences
  • Finding current economics research
  • Teaching an economics course
  • Keeping up to date with economics discussion
  • Applying for economics degrees
  • Seeking a job as an economist

The tutorial adopts a new pedagogic and Web design, giving it a new look and feel with improved graphics and interactivity.

“Internet Economist” will be updated and maintained by staff at Intute: Social Sciences.