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  1. 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.

  2. Misleading wording in one quiz question

    Hi, I just took the quiz following the video "A price is a signal wrapped up in an incentive." The last phrase in the answer to question 6 describes the equilibrium price as "desired by no one." What is meant here is "the equilibrium price is not the desire of any one person," but the way it's written can just as easily be interpreted as "the equilibrium price is quite disliked by everyone." It's ambiguous that way. One way to clear up the ambiguity is just to change it to "…desired by no one person." Indeed, that wording appears in…

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  3. Certificates

    I see that the certificate is not printable. Can any body who achieved a course and printed a certificate tell me how?

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    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”.

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  7. Awesome and generous! thank you!

    Thank you so much for providing this. I RELLY appreciate your time and effort.
    This is an awesome resource and useful not only for teaching first timers, but also for a great resource for us weathered economists to pick up illustrative examples to explain to policy makers and others. I'm a huge fan.

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  10. Continuous Play Option.

    It would be awesome to be able to queue up a series of videos. I'm listening to/watching the Development Economics series, and many of the videos are only a few minutes long. I like to listen while I paint my house, and I keep having to stop and run back to the computer to play the next video. It would be nice to be able to select several to play in a row. I could watch/listen to a whole section in one go.

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    Hi Katie,
    Thanks for the suggestion. There are two ways to do this:

    1) YouTube playlists
    If you use a YouTube playlist like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Meo0s54s1sw&list=PL-uRhZ_p-BM4SmRr1p6WZnfym2zP2O0LH&index=2
    it will continuously play. We have playlists setup for some of the courses and are in process of setting up all of them.
    2) iTunes
    We are posting videos to iTunes, which will allow you to do continuous play. We also have just the audio podcast, which combines a whole section’s videos into one podcast. We’re rolling on both the video and audio podcasts continually. You should see more up soon – let me know if you have a particular course you want first.

    Hopefully this helps!

    Roman

  11. 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.

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    Hi Jennifer,
    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?

  12. Is there a recommended course order?

    For someone who has little background in economics, is there a recommended course order? The website appears to list the courses in an arbitrary order. Udacity categorizes courses as Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. Is there a similar ordering for MRU courses?

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    Hello,
    That’s a good question. In general we try to make all of our videos accessible to a beginner. The Everyday content is definitely the most introductory in nature – we’re working on more introductory level content.

    However, that shouldn’t discourage you from checking out the other courses such as Development Economics or Great Economists. Those are both very accessible as well.

    Thanks for your question.

  13. Money, investment, savings: the oil for economic wheels

    Direct trade is good for small, introductory examples, but real economies run on more finely grained money. Trace how money is earned, spent, saved, invested, spent some more, and grows in the process.

    Outstanding lectures so far, thank you. Please continue.

    The basics of Western economics are not taught, at least not often, to students in (still Communist) China and India, and immigrants are sometimes baffled by market manipulations, loans, leases, and so forth. Even technical young people, in computer-related industries and IT, often lack the backgrounds in basic Econ to, e.g., understand their mortgages, margin accounts at brokerages, and…

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