The Use of Computer Technology in Teaching Economics: A Survey of Southeastern Schools

by Joy L. Clark and Charles E. Hegji

The paper presents a survey of the use of computer technology as an instruction aid by economics teachers in universities in seven southeastern states. The survey was conducted via telephone interview. Questions on technology use ranged from use in lecture presentation to assigning technology-based homework. The survey suggests that teachers of economics have been relatively slow at adopting new teaching technologies, particularly at the graduate level. A second observation is that institutional goals, in particular the emphasis on teaching relative to research, may be a significant factor in determining respondents’ use of technology in the classroom.

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