Steven C. Myers
Department of  Economics

Online Courses Information Page

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(330) 972-7421

myers@uakron.edu

Economics Department

Want to major or minor in economics?

Welcome to Online Economics with Dr. Myers:

Notice: 
If you are trying to access an online course in which you are registered go to http://springboard.uakron.edu. You will not see your course until Dr. Myers makes it active.

Summer 2014 - MBA E600 is open

The book for E600 taught in the Summer 2014 is Parkin's 8th edition, not a newer one that will cost you so much money.  Your book could cost as low as $8.91 at the time of this writing (see ad to the right).  Do not buy MyEconLab.  Go ahead and order it onine.  You will can start the course without it since you do not need it until module 2.

Syllabii for each course is below -- the syllabii for Summer 2014 will be very similar to the previous version of the course.  The texts are the same.

The required book in E244 Introduction to Economic Analysis and E600 Foundations of Economic Analysis is the 8th edition (NOT THE 9th or 10th) of Parkin "Economics" and I am not requiring and not using MyEconLab. In fact MyEconLab is no longer be available with the 8th edition.  I highly recommend you buy a used and cheapest book you can find (your welcome).  You can click on the image to the right to take you to Amazon where you can see what is required.  Again, while it is sometimes bundled with MyEconLab, I will not be making use of MyEconLab.  Why an older book? Contrary to publisher thought the principles of economics do not change, only some of the examples.  Links to more recent data however will be available online in the course.

On 1/3/2012 the bookstore was charging $233/$175 for new/used.  Amazon was offering the same for $52/$19.  Your choice.

All students in all of my classes --  You must be able to read your UAnet email or have it forwarded to your account.  Course information including any pre-course information is only delivered via UAnet email.
  1. You are required to read and send from your UAnet email address.  Here is an older link that might help if you have an issue with reading your UAnet email.  How to read your UAnet email and other helpful links.
  2. When you email me always
    • include your course number (and term) in the subject, for example use 
      • E600 Summer 2014 if you are in 3250:600
      • E244 Spring 2014 if you are in 3250:244
      • E627 Spring 2014 if you are in 3250:627.
    • include your full name at the end of your message, not just a nick name
    • include your UAnet id under your name.
  3. When you need help there are Frequently Asked Questions and Answers posted here on the FAQ page (click here).
  4. If you at anytime think you want to explore economics as a major, minor or a career click here.
  5. A blog that I also write is Teaching and Learning Economics With Technology which also deals with some economic issues as well as my love of technology in instruction. (this blog is recently inactive)

Syllabii - Spring and Summer 2014 -

Other information is found in the syllabus and more information will be available once you are admitted to the course.

Some current and past Syllabii are available for your viewing:

  1. 3250:226 Computer Skills for Economics Analysis, Fall 2013 (html version pdf version) Lab course
  2. 3250:244 Introduction to Economic Analysis, Spring 2014 (html version  pdf version100% Online
  1. 3250:626 Statistics for Econometrics Fall 2013 (html version  pdf version)  DyKnow Vision class
  2. 3250:627 Econometrics Spring 2014 (html version  pdf version)  DyKnow Vision class
    • buy the econometric books to the right, used, save money
  3. 3250:600 Foundations of Economic Analysis Summer 2014 (html version  pdf version)  100% Online

Computer requirements:

  • Computer access
  • Web access
  • MS office
  • Internet Explorer preferred for access to Springboard. 
  • SAS for E226, E626, and E627


Econometrics Books




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If you are in the two 100% online courses you will be asked to take a few quizzes as part of the first module.

These two are:

  1. Is Distance Learning For Me
  2. VARK - a test of learning styles

When you need help there are Frequently Asked Questions and Answers posted here on the FAQ page (click here).

Springboard is the Course Management System (Web-pages) that we will use for our classes.




See the introduction to the online Economic Analysis class (this presentation is in Module 1)
direct link: http://gozips.uakron.edu/~myers/onlinesupport/CH1_sup_E244_intro.ppsx



 
 
 
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