Economics Network CHEER Virtual Edition

Volume 13, Issue 2, 1999

Au Revoir!

Chris Mitchell
CTI Economics

As you probably know this is the last CHEER to involve the CTI Centre for Economics. The centre has been funded to assist the academic community for 10 years and has witnessed in this time a transformation in the teaching of economics in higher education. The aims and expectations of the centre have had to evolve accordingly. It is no longer necessary to promote per se the use of computers; recognition of the role of technology in teaching and learning is becoming increasingly entrenched. Instead the Centre has turned its efforts to informing academics how best to employ these emerging technologies. I hope and believe that in this we have had some success. To mark this occasion former CTI Economics Project Manager and later Director, Phil Hobbs has written an article recalling the earlier years of this initiative and commenting on its development. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all the people who have contributed towards the centre throughout a decade of service. As Phil implies it is not the end of the road for either CHEER or the CTI Centre staff. It is hoped that a University of Bristol led bid to secure funding for the Learning and Teaching Support Network (LTSN) Centre for Economics will be successful. The new Centre’s remit is to support or encourage all teaching innovation and best practice in economics. Check the CTI Economics web site for the latest information.

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