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Learning to Learn in Economics


Learning to Learn in Economics (LtLE) is a self-study Moodle course designed to help students transition to online learning. Prof. Lory Barile created the course in consultation with two students, in order to provide students with information about the digital platforms being used in the Department of Economics, such as Tabula, Moodle and MS Teams. LtLE includes resources on how these platforms work, as well as resources to support wellbeing and links to other resources outside of the department.

While LtLE was initially created during the emergency pivot to online in 2020, it continues to have relevance, for example: for MSc students who are only at Warwick for one-year courses and therefore need to get to grips with the digital platforms quickly and to help students transition into undergraduate study. It is also available for other undergraduate and MSc students to consult throughout their degrees. Additionally, LtLE includes a feedback mechanism for students to request more information on certain topics. Prof. Barile uses this to keep the resource up to date.


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Lesson plan

  1. Prof. Barile developed the resource in consultation with two students, who first provided information on what they would find most useful and later reviewed the resource and provided feedback.
  2. LtLE was made available to incoming students two weeks before the start of term. The link was sent to students via newsletters and by email.
  3. LtLE includes an introductory section, which explains the resource, tells students how they can get in touch and gives them option of providing feedback.
  4. Prof. Barile uses feedback provided by students to continue updating the resource.

Tutor's observations

[LtLE was accessed more than 15,000 times in the first year] It was just phenomenal how many times students had accessed resources. And there's this big theory of economics, saying that a way to measure demand and value of a resource is the number of times it’s used and, on that basis, the fact that the students kept using this resource during the year showed just how much they clearly valued it.

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