General MRU Feedback
We welcome any feedback on how we can improve Marginal Revolution University. You can also email us at support AT mruniversity.com.
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Is it possible to track your progress?
For example, to (automatically) mark the videos you've watched (like Khan Academy does).124 votes
This feature is coming. I’ll update this thread when it’s live. Thanks for the suggestion!
Give a brief written explanation for each question after submitting a quiz as to why the right answer is the right answer.
This would greatly help me understand the material better.93 votesplanned · Meg Gilliland responded
Thanks for the feedback, Karim! This is a feature that we have planned.
Please is the certificates accredited to used in our resumes, I think its a good Idea to be signed by the Instructore72 votes
Thanks for your feedback. We are considering some other options for our certificates.
series of economics courses - 9 month to 12 month curriculum.
Please consider a series of economics courses - 9 month to 12 month curriculum. online/virtual exam after each course.. and a virtual marks card.... A sequential 6 to 9 courses on economics like a typical virtual course offered by many commercial platforms.
It would be a great help for Master level learners who can not afford to go to top universities.
Off curse it would be non-degree and non-credit curriculum purely for learning economics!55 votes
Is there a transcript of the content on your videos?
Is there any PPT files made from your's videos (in fact, that are use in videos)? If not, maybe it's not a bad idea to make it. The PPT files shoud be editable, of course, for better use in any language.30 votes
Hi there! The series is great, and the practice questions are particularly useful in helping understanding. When will the following videos and questions be available? Thanks!27 votes
Like Khan Academy, you should add in a points system to identify top viewers/users
Add gamification to this website! Really, it's like the icing on the cake. Give points for completing a video and/or answering practice questions correctly. I'm not sure how you would code this ... but think about it!
See Khan Academy for an example of this.26 votes
Great idea Zach. We’re all about incentives here right! This is on our list to do – let me know if you have any ideas on specifics you’d like to see.
Video on the Green New Deal Proposal
As we see coming from Congress as well as candidates, the "Green New Deal" proposal is a hot topic, including in my own Economics course. Could you guys possibly make a video about it?24 votes
I see that the certificate is not printable. Can any body who achieved a course and printed a certificate tell me how?23 votes
If you have earned a certificate, you should be able to print it as follows:
1) Login to mruniversity.com
2) You should see your profile page – if not, click “my profile” on the top navigation bar
3) On the right you should see certificates you’ve earned – under them you should see “print certificate”.
4) That will bring up a page formatted for printing. On many print screens you’ll see something like “print backgrounds” and “print header and footers” options. Click print background “on”. Leave headers and footers “off”.
How can we donate to MR university21 votes
An accompanying reading list?
An accompanying reading list, including:
- Recommendations for an accompanying text
- Additional reading for improving and building on one's understanding
- Recommendations for 'next steps'
MRUniversity should create an app.
MRUniversity should create an app similar to Udemy so people can easily do economics on their phones and tablets. I would strongly prefer if there was an MRUnisveristy app that just linked the videos so I can watch it on my phone without the need of an internet browser.18 votes
Thank you Thomas – great idea. We frankly aren’t doing a great job on mobile right now but we’ll get there!
Maybe some videos about the most influential contemporary economists and their ideas, would be an interesting addition. And the main schools of thoughts of our times and how are they, in practice, influence the governance and the markets. Best Regards, Alexandra Popa13 votes
Josh Angrist Econometrics Videos
The videos that are up are great. But the wait in between episodes is frustrating and makes it harder to use the existing ones as a teaching resource (this is optional extra study for my high school students). Is there a timeline for the remaining videos?13 votes
I understand your frustration – we’d like to release them faster as well! We’ve got a lot more coming this spring and they should come much quicker.
Add a course on public choice economics
Please add a course on public choice economics. There's an excellent list of MRU courses for learning to think like an economist. But strongly believe another function of these courses could/should be to make us better, more knowledgeable citizens regarding public policy issues. And that means we need a course in public choice economics — "politics without the romance" — i.e., what economic analysis can tell us about the political decision-making process. That way we'll be better able to determine whether free-market or government-driven solutions would likely work better for addressing particular issues. And we'll each have a better "BS detector" for understanding what politicians and partisans tell us about issues — much of which is clearly at odds with the basic economics taught in other MRU courses!
Please add a course on public choice economics. There's an excellent list of MRU courses for learning to think like an economist. But strongly believe another function of these courses could/should be to make us better, more knowledgeable citizens regarding public policy issues. And that means we need a course in public choice economics — "politics without the romance" — i.e., what economic analysis can tell us about the political decision-making process. That way we'll be better able to determine whether free-market or government-driven solutions would likely work better for addressing particular issues. And we'll each have a better "BS…13 votes
it would be great to give some lessons on Econometrics.
Econometrics is a vital section for economics but unfirtunately there is not short course available.
it would be very helpfull to introduce a course about econometrics.11 votes
This is coming soon! Josh Angrist will be leading the instruction. Sign-up here: https://learn.mruniversity.com/econometrics-with-josh-angrist/
Without a doubt THE best way to learn about economics! All of the videos are very interesting, easy to understand and very slick with high production values.
Most importantly, it gives the student of economics a very solid intuitive grasp of the subject.
Many thanks for making this open and freely available to the public.11 votes
Thank you! We greatly appreciate the feedback and your support. It’s very rewarding to hear that folks appreciate the effort we pour into our videos.
Using MRUniversity in the Classroom
I'm considering letting my students take your Great Economists course as extra credit, but I'm concerned that they'll get the certificates without actually doing anything. Are the exams locked until all the videos are viewed? Are the exam questions randomized so as to prevent students from sharing answers? Thanks.10 votes
At this time we haven’t locked down the exams in the way you describe. They are more meant to be a way for students to test themselves at this point rather than a rigorous from of accreditation or anything. We might get there someday.
Thanks for writing in and please continue sharing your feedback. We are trying to provide a valuable supplement for professors/teachers, so your feedback is greatly appreciated.
We’re working on a teacher resource section – anything you’d like to see there?
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