External case study: Webinars at Bristol

A blog post and podcast by Tim Phillips for CORE-Econ interviews Alvin Birdi and Christian Spielmann of the University of Bristol about their new course "Inequality, Crisis and Poverty". As well as using hands-on data exercises from the CORE text and a "flipped" approach, the course abandons traditional lectures in favour of interactive webinars.

“You’ve got a situation where a lecture is so substitutable that it makes absolutely no sense to do it in the traditional way. It’s so costly, it’s bizarre,” says Birdi, “You want to make your face-to-face time complementary to everything else that you do.”