Seminar: The Flipped Classroom and the New Student Learning Path: how improvements in technology have changed the economics classroom

Dr. José J. Vázquez-Cognet is one of the authors of material in the FlipIt Econ product available through MacMillan that we saw demonstrated earlier in the semester, and uses the product to teach a 900 student section of principles of Economics. He will make a formal presentation on Monday, April 18 from 3:40-5:00 pm in 368A Heady Hall. He will be here most or all of the day, and there should be opportunities for individual meetings with him as well. Questions? Email Joshua Rosenbloom, Ph.D., Professor and Chair or call (515) 294-1257

About the Presenter

José J. Vázquez-Cognet is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Economics, and the Coordinator of e-Learning for the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). During his tenure at Illinois he has received several teaching awards, including twice The Outstanding Teacher of Freshmen Award , a campus-wide award given every year by the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. He also has been included in the List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent for four consecutive years. Before returning to Illinois, he was the Associate Director of the Teaching and Learning and Center at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Dr. Vazquez-Cognet specializes in developing technologies that can be used in large enrollment courses, particularly classroom simulation games and web-based assessments/activities. He has published this work in several academic journals including the International Journal of Economic Education, and has presented at numerous academic conferences. In addition to his teaching experience at UIUC, he has also taught at The College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio and at Hamilton College, in Utica New York.