The Economics Network are running an eLearning Symposium tomorrow looking at a number of ways of enhancing teaching through the use of technology – it’s a follow up to their annual key contacts conference which brings in delegates from economics departments around the UK.
There are two strands to the symposium – one looking at elearning applications for economics – such as personal response systems (clickers), VLEs, tablet computers and a number of economics specific applications.
The second strand will be looking at Web 2.0 applications and their possible uses in economics teaching. I shall be eschewing my usual spheres of blogging and podcasting, which will be ably handled by my co-conspirator Bhagesh Sachania – co-author of the Guide to Blogging in Economics.
Instead I shall be concentrating on the social media applications of Web 2.0 and their use in economics teaching – so that means looking at services like Twitter, Facebook, SlideShare and FriendFeed. The slides are available below or you can click through to SlideShare.
In the meantime, feel free to leave a comment on how you think Web 2.0 can influence teaching in economics or in other subjects – either here or on the SlideShare page.