June 15, 2014
June 15, 2014
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Teaching Engineering Economy and Finance: A Few Winning Strategies from the Front LinesLike most professors, we are constantly making changes to our classes by using new texts, tryingnew teaching techniques, and experimenting with new modes of instruction. Sometimes thesechanges do not work very well, and we discontinue or revise them until they work. Sometimesthey work so well that we would like to share our experience with others to repay the debt weowe to the many who have described what has or has not worked for them. This paper captures some of our more successful examples in teaching engineeringeconomics and finance courses. Each of the authors has tried to improve student engagement.We believe that this contributes to improved learning in subjects that many students considerboring. Each author teaches at a different university with varying class sizes and diverse studentgroups. Each of the three perspectives shared here is therefore unique, and each offers a differentset of ideas for engineering economics and finance instructors. Strategies include the use ofmemorable metaphors, spreadsheet based learning, clickers, online homework, and assignmentswith high relevance to students. Recommendations for application in a variety of settings arediscussed.
Nicholls, G. M., & Lewis, N., & Eschenbach, T. (2014, June), Teaching Time Value of Money: A Few Winning Strategies from the Front Lines Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. 10.18260/1-2--23105
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