Teaching CORE online

To help teachers prepare for delivering their courses online, CORE is developing resources for asynchronous teaching. In addition to the support materials available on our Resources page, we will provide guides on how to teach CORE online, including a library of activities teachers can use in their course, as well as videos and interactive applications that can be assigned for self-study.


Video tutorials

Together with Dr Ramin Nassehi (UCL), we are producing a collection of video tutorials which take students through key features of some of the models in The Economy and ESPP. The run-throughs are designed to complement the ebooks and to support students learning the models at their own pace.

Videos on selected models from The Economy Units 2 to 6, and ESPP Units 2, and 4 to 6 are now available on CORE’s YouTube channel and Bilibili channel, and also for download (click the three-dot button on the bottom-right corner of the video player):

Videos on selected models from The Economy Units 8-16 will be made available over the next weeks.


Economist in Action videos

In CORE’s Economist in Action videos, used in The Economy and ESPP ebooks, prominent economists explain how they use research to answer questions. You can find the full list of videos in The Economy and ESPP contents pages.

A new video titled “What promotes or kills innovation?” is now available as part of The Economy Unit 1.10 and Unit 21.2. In the video, Lisa Cook (Michigan State University) investigates the relationship between capitalism and innovation, asks why Russia’s transition to capitalism in the 1990s did not spark a wave of innovation, and documents how some inventions contributed by African American inventors were cut short by a wave of attacks and anti-black mob violence.


Coming soon

  • Guides for teaching The Economy online will provide guidance for lecturers looking to teach using an adaptable design, with emphasis on engaging asynchronous activities that lecturers can pick and choose as they see fit.
  • Interactive network app, for students to understand the mechanisms underlying the spread and mitigation of COVID-19.
  • Interactive version of The Economy Figure 1.2 (‘Distribution of income’) which will enable students to interact directly with the “skyscraper” graph, with the possibility of visualising income distributions, Lorenz curves and 90/10 ratios for chosen countries and years.
  • Interactive housing bubble model – a version of The Economy Figure 17.24 (‘A tipping point in the housing market’) intended to help students understand the dynamic nature of the housing bubble model. Students will be able to see how a housing bubble can burst, and how the housing market behaves afterwards. They will also be able to interact with the model, by deploying carefully designed policy tools to try and bring the market back to equilibrium.

We will update this page with more resources as we develop them, so please keep checking the page for new materials.

The CORE Team

Last updated on 15 September 2020.

CORE materials published on this page are licensed under the CC BY-NC-ND license.

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