The next issue of CHEER will carry a full report. Meanwhile plans are underway for two CAI sessions at the 1997 meetings in New Orleans (3rd-5th January). The first session would be open to any type of activity related to CAL. It could include (but is not limited to): demonstrations of innovative software, studies of the effectiveness of software usage, innovative use of the internet, and surveys of different types of software (such as macroeconomic simulations, statistical packages or tutorials).
The second session would consist of a panel discussion on the CD ROM principles titles currently being distributed by text publishers. Each panelist would be expected to review the features of a specific CD ROM title, and comment on the software's strengths and weaknesses. The panel would conclude with a discussion on what features they would like to see added to future projects. Ideally, the panelist would use the CD ROM in a class prior to the meetings.
The decision on whether the session will be included in the meetings is made by the American Economic Association organizing committee around May. The proposed session must be submitted to the AEA by February 1, 1996, so please
send proposals by January 22, 1996 to:
Tod S. Porter and Teresa M. Riley, Economics Department, DeBartolo Hall, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH 44555, USA. E-mail: FR164801@YSUB.YSU.EDU Fax: (216) 742-2304
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