Jan 17 2008

Our Wiki – SAS Econ students help Mozambiquean Econ students learn!

Published by at 10:14 pm under AP Economics,Education,Globalization,Teaching

Check this out guys! Tonight I got a message on our Wiki from Antonio, an Econ professor from Africa. Here’s what he had to say:

Hi Jason,Professor Antonio
I am Lecturer at the Economics Faculty in Maputo, Mozambique. I have recently come across your wiki and am really enjoying and learning a lot with it. I am creating my own wiki for my class, and your wiki provides a lot of insight. If you do not know Portuguese my wiki will not be of any use for you. In any case, I am the one who needs to learn with you. Thanks for the insights!
Best regards

There’s globalization and education in the era of Web 2.0 at its best! International, teenage, Econ students living and going to school in Shanghai are helping African university professors and students learn economics. If you’re not convinced that the wiki’s effective, have a look at this. Here’s a map showing the last 100 visitors at Welker’s Wikinomics Wiki:

Wiki map

That’s right, guys, your wiki work is being seen, read, studied, and learned from all over the world! How amazing! Congratulations on all the great contributions you guys have made to the world on online economics education! You truly are teaching the world economics! 

About the author:  Jason Welker teaches International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement Economics at Zurich International School in Switzerland. In addition to publishing various online resources for economics students and teachers, Jason developed the online version of the Economics course for the IB and is has authored two Economics textbooks: Pearson Baccalaureate’s Economics for the IB Diploma and REA’s AP Macroeconomics Crash Course. Jason is a native of the Pacific Northwest of the United States, and is a passionate adventurer, who considers himself a skier / mountain biker who teaches Economics in his free time. He and his wife keep a ski chalet in the mountains of Northern Idaho, which now that they live in the Swiss Alps gets far too little use. Read more posts by this author

10 responses so far

10 Responses to “Our Wiki – SAS Econ students help Mozambiquean Econ students learn!”

  1. Kai Lin Fuon 17 Jan 2008 at 11:45 pm

    It's really wonderful to see this wiki helping our community and those across the world. Keep up the great work guys!

  2. Christina Huon 19 Jan 2008 at 2:30 pm

    That's so awesome! It's great to know that our hard work hasn't just helped ourselves.

  3. kevinhuangon 19 Jan 2008 at 4:08 pm

    Yeah i agree that it is really great to know that other people from around the world are gaining insight and knowledge from our wiki/blog. I never thought that our schools' economics wiki/blog could be so widely aknowledged by people around the world. Good job Mr. Welker!

  4. jacqueszhangon 19 Jan 2008 at 11:49 pm

    And thus, the work put into this wiki displays a perfect example of positive externalities. The work put into this wiki not only produces a benefit to us for our review when it comes to AP Exam time, but also helps teachers and students around the world.

  5. Conrad Liuon 20 Jan 2008 at 8:09 pm

    Awh yee…ditto to what Jacques said, it's because of Web-based globalization that could've caused such a positive externality. Great wiki Mr. Welker! And to everyone else contributing to this wiki.

  6. Sunny Kimon 20 Jan 2008 at 8:44 pm

    I am very proud of our wiki and our school. Moreover, after reading this comment, I felt that I should contribute more to the wiki because my contribution so far wasn't that high. Moreover, it's good to know that our wiki not only benefits us but also many people around the world.

  7. andyxuon 20 Jan 2008 at 11:00 pm

    I agree with what Jacques said that our wiki benefits externalities. Great success.

  8. Cassy Changon 22 Jan 2008 at 3:32 am

    Yup, the wiki definitely has positive externalities! I have to say that it is pretty organized for the amount of information it contains.

  9. Danaon 22 Jan 2008 at 4:21 am

    It's so great that this Wiki is getting recognized around the world. Just looking at the ClustrMaps on the right side of the website says it all. Everybody's reading it! As many others have already mentioned, this Wiki definitely has positive externalities. But where are the subsidies? (jk)

  10. Jason Welkeron 22 Jan 2008 at 8:46 am

    Hey, yeah, good point! What would it take to get some subsidies up in here?