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Saturday, March 16 • 11:00am - 11:45am
Are U Game? How EconU Serves as a Capstone Experience for Introductory Economics

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One of the challenges of teaching ECON 102 (Intro to MicroEconomics) is finding ways for students to place conceptual knowledge of economics into a context that means something to them. To address this issue, EconU was created, an educational game which allows players to run their own fictional university. During this session, the presenters will discuss how and why the game came to be and how it was implemented in a series of large lecture course sections, as well as a look at assessment, research, and future directions.


Dave Brown

Senior Lecturer Economics, University Park

Dirk Mateer

Senior Lecturer Economics, University Park

Chris Stubbs

Project Manager, Educational Gaming Commons, University Park

Zac Zidik

Multimedia Specialist, University Park

Saturday March 16, 2013 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
Room 208 215 Innovation Blvd., State College, PA 16801

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