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  1. Supply chain videos

    Videos on supply chain - raw meterial, capital goods, production, distribution , retail and reverse logistics will be helpful too, overall you have one of the most articulate and most informative websites out there. You are an inspiration for me to write blogs on retail topics, to share knowledge uninterrupted

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  2. I wouls

    I would add more questions and real world exercises after each video, so that we can better understand theory in action.

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  3. Can you make a program for volunteers to translate your videos?

    Translation into different languages will be nice.

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    We have a way to do this already! If you go to mruniversity.com and look at any video page, you should see a “translate” button under the video.

    Clicking on it will take you to a tool that allows you to add subtitles. We greatly appreciate any additions we get!

    For example, here’s the link for the first video in our Micro course. http://www.amara.org/en/videos/AfeywxXg5Wel/info/introduction-to-economics/

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  5. Can you learn about effectiveness of price stabalization measure by the government to stabalize prices of agri commodities?

    Can you learn about effectiveness of price stabalization measure by the government to stabalize prices of agri commodities? In india onion prices have huge implication for rural economy and politics. Indian government is setting up price stabalization mechanism . They will buy onion when prices fall and release the stock when prices shoot up. What does the economic theory and international experience say about such measures? I am based in India . milind.murugkar@gmail.com Can MRU help us in understanding the issue better ? Milind Murugkar

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  7. MAKE Exam AVAILABLE FOR A COURSE FROM 2014!!!!

    It would be VERY nice and professional of y'all to have the exam and/or certificate of completion actually available AFTER SITTING THROUGH 55 VIDEOS!!! This course was created in 2014! It is almost 2016!

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    Hi Bill,
    Thanks for the comment – getting the International Finance exam up is on our list. We’re a bit behind I know. We are a very small team.

    I’m always curious to learn more about what folks are doing with our materials – would you mind sharing with me what you do with our certificate?

    I’ll post a note here when the exam is up. Should be within the next few months.

    Thanks.

    Roman

  8. Compress Apple Podcast Videos

    Hi Guys,

    You´re doing such a great Job, congratulations! I watched all videos from Microeconomics course and Daily Economics.

    I had a hard time downloading the videos from Apples Podcast and play them on my iPad, because they are really big. A 3 minute video can be 700 MB size, which is huge, consuming lot of storage on the device, and making it imposible to streaming if you don't have a really fast internet connection.

    It would be great if you can compress them.

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  9. Release New Material on a Schedule

    You asked for feedback about the Principles of Economics: Microeconomics class.

    I know it's too late in the class for this to change, but in future classes it would be nice if there was some predetermined schedule for the release of new material. Long periods of time went by in the class with no new material and no idea when it would be released.

    A release schedule when the class starts would be very helpful.

    Thanks for the great material. So many of these topics and the way they apply to real-life situations are more complex than they appear on…

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    We don’t have a course specifically designed for that age but I think you could find useful content in both Everyday Economics and Principles. I have a 7 year old and he enjoys them!

    Here are some ideas. Drop us a note at support@mruniversity.com if you have a specific topic in mind. If we don’t have it we might be able to suggest some other places.

    Trade, Division of Labor, etc
    http://www.mruniversity.com/courses/everyday-economics/trade-growth-hockey-stick-human-prosperity

    Incentives
    http://www.mruniversity.com/courses/principles-economics-microeconomics/introduction-microeconomics

    Price signals
    http://www.mruniversity.com/courses/principles-economics-microeconomics/price-system-definition-invisible-hand

    Trade-off between fun and wages
    http://www.mruniversity.com/courses/principles-economics-microeconomics/tradeoff-wages-no-such-thing-as-free-lunch

    Public Goods
    http://www.mruniversity.com/courses/principles-economics-microeconomics/public-goods-example-asteroid-defense

    Basics about institutions, growth rates, development
    http://www.mruniversity.com/courses/principles-economics-macroeconomics/gdp-per-capita-purchasing-power-parity-example

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  12. I need a solid resource on 'the philosophy of science'

    Everyone knows this famous raking of so called sciences: https://xkcd.com/435/

    Good question, where does economics fit in? And what is science?

    How can I participate in so called scientific debate without knowing what science is, in the first place?

    I have a feeling that in economics in general you have much story telling and anecdotes, as compared to the amount of 'science' - whatever that word really means.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKEq5iEmMSo
    From 14:26 in the video Stanford professors Dave Evans and Bill Burnett argue that in college you learn how to answer questions. In graduate school, you learn how to ask them.…

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  13. I need help on how to write a proper college paper/academic paper/thesis

    I mean, thesis in the college level, not PhD level. Or how do you call it? I am not a native English speaker.

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  14. Youtube is banned in Pakistan

    I am from Pakistan , we have a problem , youtube is banned in Pakistan , can these videos be uploaded to some other site , like say Vimeo ? or Dailymotion or some other

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  15. Love this course! When will section on insurance and moral hazard be complete?

    Expand discussion of why health care is burdened with market failures (adverse selection, information asymmetry, moral hazard) and whether introducing high deductible insurance plans will encourage price transparency, thus bringing health costs back to earth.

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  16. List of high production value videos?

    I would love if you could compile and post a list of the high production value videos (i.e. not the voice over power point style ones). Thanks!

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  18. Improving long term learning and comprehension of material

    The videos and questions are engaging, but without frequent and spaced reinforcement of the concepts and terminology, the ideas will not embed in learners long term memory. students take a multiple choice question and pass but do they really understand the concepts. This is the biggest failure of MOOCs. I recommend including on the website some space repetitive questioning of the material to help push the ideas from short term memory to long term memory. There is a lot to earn from language learning and flashcard websites and apps like Anki, Duolingo and Memrise. You can even develop on Memrise…

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    Thank you Bryon! No surprise that such a smart comment comes from a fellow Hokie!

    I agree that there is much to be done to provide practice materials to reinforce concepts. That’s definitely on our radar to improve.

    I’ll check out those apps you mentioned. I appreciate the feedback – feel free to email me directly at roman at mruniversity dot com.

    Roman

  19. Using MRU with flipped classroom; date for Macro?

    Your videos are great and I use them in my classroom and post them on my course website as a kind of hybrid flipped classroom.

    When will you have videos up for principles of macro? Thanks!

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    Thanks for sharing! We’ll be in contact with you as we’re very interested in how our videos are working in a flipped model. You can send feedback directly to me at roman at mruniversity dot com as well.

    As for Macro, it’s on deck for this year. I’ll add you to the professor list for course announcements so that you get notified.

  20. Better spam control and author authentication needed

    Comments and discussions under the videos could be very useful only if they are kept free from spam. Spammers often post links and ads. One way could be to designate some long time or serious users as moderators.

    PS: In case you start such a program, I would love to help with moderation of content

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