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?
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.10 votes
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.
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!
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?10 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.
Currently I can download all the videos of a course using iTunes or using the link below the video.
iTunes is a mess. Classes appear out of order or do not appear at all. Some courses are not there.
Downloading one audio/video file at a time is tiring. There should be an option to download all files from a course with just one click. You could even use BitTorrent.
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?9 votes
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.
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.8 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.
I would add more questions and real world exercises after each video, so that we can better understand theory in action.7 votes
thank you so much for providing us such a wonderful program, my suggestion if University can include more case study to each module7 votes
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Des Gahan7 votes
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Please fasten up the course, we all waiting for it eagerly. Thanks for all your hard works. We all do appreciate it. :)7 votes
I hear there are no exams yet for International Finance and one will not get any certificates unless you pass the exam. So what must I do to get a certificate for this course?6 votes
David Ellerman has been a major thinker for over 40 years on democratic firms and development economics, as well and philosophical foundations (e.g. inalienable rights and property theory).
As an instructor, I would like for my students to be able to email me the results of their practice questions via your site. Perhaps a button they can click on to enter my email address. OR, a setting on their profile.5 votes
In your introductory lecture to Great Economists, you say that you will offer a course on Marxian economics. Is that still your plan?
I believe that a course on Marxian economics would be a natural addition to the Great Economists course. It would allow us to understand how the Theory of Value evolved from Smith and Ricardo to Marx.
It would also be interesting to see how Marxism and the Marginal Utility theorists view the world differently.
And finally, we could look at later theorists like Joseph Schumpeter and David Harvey.5 votes
Good day, I would like to know when the exam on International Finance will be available?5 votes
As we India is one of the fastest and largest economies of the world.It quite interesting to make a course to understand the market in India.5 votes
MRU Should create an app where you can download the videos to your phone, and be able to answer the practice problems. This should also be integrated into a tracking system tied to your profile.5 votes
Like Khan Academy, after each question is answered correctly, I feel it'd strengthen the comprehension of a problem to have a quick feature that includes the reasoning process.
App for ios and android devices5 votes
Not yet! However, we do have our video content on iTunes so you can use any iTunes app.
Translating the lectures or adding subtitles to them would help non-English speakers learn about economics. I am thinking of older persons in France, which often have never been exposed to sound economic thinking.5 votes
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