The welcome page has an additional innovation - that of Electronic Publishing. With effect from this issue we will be releasing an electronic copy of the new look CHEER on the Web. This will contain the articles and reviews of the paper copy, but with the added bonus of colour illustration and links to information (where this is available and appropriate!). We have also made a start in providing a listing of Software reviews published in earlier copies of CHEER, and will shortly be adding the Software Review pages from the Economic Journal thanks to the collaboration of Blackwell the Publishers and the Editorial staff of the EJ (this is a pilot service and will be subject to some review and change).
http://sosig.ac.uk/ebea/ [since changed to http://www.ebea.org.uk/- Web Editor]
The EBEA is the professional subject association for teachers and lecturers of economics and business studies for the HE and FE sectors.
A second Advanced STATA workshop is also planned for the 17 May. This will be held at the University of Bristol, and will be conducted by Amanda Gosling of the IFS. Contact the Centre for details.
A joint NCET / CTI One day Workshop on Computer Based Teaching and Learning entitled "Making the Link Teaching, Learning and Educational Technology in Economics" is to be held in Coventry at the offices of NCET on the 15th March 1995. The fundamental issues relating to whether computers can contribute to effective teaching and learning, which approaches have been tried and which work, what is the latest teaching software, and what are the likely future developments, will be examined. This one day workshop aims to provide an opportunity for economics teaching staff in Further and Higher Education to answer these, and other, questions. The workshop will include briefings on the potential for educational technology to improve teaching and learning, its current use in economics teaching and the role of national agencies in supporting the introduction of technology based learning into the curriculum. Again contact the Centre for details.
The Internet is becoming increasingly viable as a resource both for teaching and research in Economics. With this in mind we are proposing an intensive one day "Internet for Economists" Workshop on the 22nd March 1995. This will be run by Nicky Ferguson and Debra Hiom from the ESRC Networked Information Office. The emphasis will be on understanding and getting to grips with the fundamentals from email to the World Wide Web. There will be plenty of opportunity for hands on experimentation. The workshop will be held at the University of Bristol. Again details may be obtained by telephone or email from the Centre.