Showing posts with label 60 Second Adventures in Economics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 60 Second Adventures in Economics. Show all posts

Friday, August 16, 2013

Economics In Plain English - Atlantic Video Series

Thanks to Lee Lefever this week I learned about the Atlantic's new video series Economics in Plain English. The series currently contains three videos and three more are planned for release in the near future. The videos available now are Are Machines Really Taking Our Jobs? Are Bottomless Drinks Good Business? And Why Is Bottled Water So Expensive?



Applications for Education
With the exception of Are Bottomless Drinks Good Business? The Atlantic's Economics in Plain English videos could be useful in helping high school students understand some basic economics concepts in the context of real-world scenarios.

Another excellent place to find short economics videos is The Open University's 60 Second Adventures in Economics series.

Friday, September 7, 2012

60 Second Economics Lessons

Last fall The Open University released a series of 60 Second Adventures in Thought. This week they released a new series of 60 second lessons. 60 Second Adventures in Economics is a series of six short videos explaining things like the Paradox of Thrift and Comparative Advantage. I've embedded the playlist below.


Applications for Education
60 Second Adventures in Economics is clearly not a replacement for actual lessons in economics, but they could be good introductions or reviews of a lesson.

H/T to Open Culture