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    ECON 488

    This project explored the use of a suite of web-based tools, including blogs, Google docs and a wiki, all linked by RSS aggregation, to construct a course environment that would promote collaborative exploration of the topics in a senior seminar on macroeconomics, and which would take the knowledge created in the course to produce a reusable resource addressed to economics majors who haven’t taken the course.

    Each course topic had a page on the course website, which was designed to be a one-stop location for information on that topic.  The information included readings on the topic, each student’s critical reflections on what they read, a del.icio.us feed on the topic, and collaborative notes from class discussion.  Unfortunately, the course website was inadvertently lost during a change in web servers.  You can see the course wiki page here, and examples of collaborative notes here and here. The del.icio.us feed is at http://delicious.com/sgreenla/e488.  The beginnings of the final product can be seen at http://macrothought.umwblogs.org .

    RSS aggregation was used to link different components of the course to the course website, for example, when notes were posted to a google doc, a link appeared on the course website.  This was all transparent to the students.