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e-conomics Supplements: Supporting the Teaching and Learning of Economics through Open and Distance Learning

, , Open University Malaysia, Malaysia

Global Learn, in Penang, Malaysia ISBN 978-1-880094-79-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)


This paper reports on the findings of a study conducted on the used of e-conomics supplements to support teaching and learning of an Economics course in an open and distance learning environment.At Open University Malaysia (OUM),The Economics Support Team (TEST) designed a unique teaching and learning supplement called the ?-conomics to address the issue of low performance. The supplements, developed based on learning outcomes, incorporated various learning activities using different levels of the Bloom’s Taxanomy.This study aims to determine the effectiveness of ?-conomics supplements in (1) enhancing teaching and learning activities (2) instill interest, motivation and confidence to learn the course; and (3) improve overall performance of learners in the course. The outcome of this study will be useful for Open and Distance Learning institutions to produce effective teaching and learning activities for Economics and other quantitative courses delivered through open distance learning.


Kek Siew Yick, L. & Chooi Chea, C. (2010). e-conomics Supplements: Supporting the Teaching and Learning of Economics through Open and Distance Learning. In Z. Abas, I. Jung & J. Luca (Eds.), Proceedings of Global Learn Asia Pacific 2010--Global Conference on Learning and Technology (pp. 457-463). Penang, Malaysia: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 21, 2019 from .

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