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Gold, Moonshine, and Occupy Wall Street: Do audio podcast based assignments engage students differently across learning styles?

R. Moryl, S. Jiang


This paper assesses the use of economics-themed podcast listening in introductory economicscourses to improve the understanding and application of economic concepts, particularly for students with an auditory learning style. Student learning styles, gender, and year of study are considered for correlation to an improved understanding of concepts and how economics is relevant to the world through podcast listening. Findings suggest that podcast listening particularly helps students with auditory learning preferences to understand economic concepts and how those concepts are relevant to the world. This supports the idea that students benefit from the incorporation of different learning preferences into the development of courses and assignments.


Instructional methods, teaching with technology, economic education, learning styles.

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