Saturday, May 11, 2013

We are Moving

The Economist Educator Blog is now the 
Cengage Learning Economics Blog. 

You can access it here

Thanks for your support.

Remember that you can still access information about:

Right HERE

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Winners of the Slice of Life Competition

These are the three winners of a recent video competition that Cengage Learning sponsored to promote their MindTap learning environment.

The creativity and execution of these clips is absolutely amazing!

Click Here to see them in action!

Congratulations to the winners in the MindTap Slice of Your Life Contest!

Winner 1st - My Slice of Life *Learn* (Peel of the Day) Winner 2nd - How to peel an Orange Winner Viewer Choice - How I Learn

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Spring Edition of the Teaching Economist Now Available!

New Edition Now Available

For over 20 years, economist and master teacher, Will McEachern, has been writing and editing the Teaching Economist newsletter. Here is the Spring edition which can be accessed electronically HERE

When you open the electronic version, there is also a brief video of Will discussing the idea of the Teaching Economist.

Thursday, April 18, 2013


Economics Best in Class
Calling all Economist Educators
Last year Alan Grant from Baker University was awarded the first annual Economist Educators Best in Class Teaching Award.
     He won $2,000.
     His Chair was almost as excited because his department also received $1,500!
     Alan also received a trip to the National Economics Teaching Association, Cengage Learning Conference to present his winning entry.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013


As Promised, Here is the Call for Submissions. 

The 9th Annual Economics Teaching Conference sponsored by the National Economics Teaching Association and Cengage Learning will be Thursday and Friday, October 24 and 25th in Downtown Austin, TX and will bring together the most creative Economist Educators in the land as well as some of the most interesting keynote speakers from economics and education.

Note that all submissions for presentation are peer reviewed and accepted by NETA, not Cengage Learning. There is a 'Rolling' acceptance procedure, so the earlier you submit, the better chance you have!

Have You Taken Advantage of the Super Low
'Pre-EarlyBird Special' price for the conference?

Registration for what has become the Premier Economic Teaching Conference in the country is now open! You can register right HERE

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Demonstrating the Possibilities

Market Development Manager, John Carey, does a MindTap demonstration for instructors. Pretty cool (MindTap, not John!)


If anything was possible, what would your course look like? Indeed!

There is also a  recent White Paper about MindTap which can be accessed HERE

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A Killer Syllabus!

      The next time your students complain about overwork, show them the syllabus for English 135 at the University of Michigan taught by the poet, WH Auden during the 1941-1942 school year.
       Over 6,000 pages of required 'light reading' including Shakespeare, Dante's "The Divine Comedy," Dostoevsky's "The Brother's Karamazov" and Melville's "Moby-Dick." And that is before you get to the 'recommended reading' list!
........Oh, and it is only a 2 credit course.
(thanks to Art Carden for the tip)
WH Auden's Syllabus from the University of Michigan