By Suzanne Aurilio - 11/14/2007 Shelagh Nugent writes ... There will be vital technology component in our pilot redesign in Economics: we want to put the adjunct classes in a lab so that the students and the student instructor can utilize APLIA as part of their supplemental instruction. APLIA is an interactive software learning system for Economics that gives students assignments to facilitate their understanding of how best decisions are made in an economic setting. The students can simulate the real world through interaction with a model and assume roles as consumers or producers, thereby learning how the market behaves and how trade takes place. I think APLIA is a wonderful example of an interactive software system that promotes active learning, and that students could benefit greatly from having instruction in its application through the adjunct.

By Suzanne Aurilio - 10/31/2007 Improving Academic Success – Using Adjuncts for Gatekeeper Gen. Ed. Courses The