Using Media to Teach Economics and Finance*
This article overviews the potential to employ media in the classroom to enhance learning in economics and finance classes. Empirical research illustrates how students learn differently utilizing different sources of information. Textbook publishers have been moving in the direction of increasing supplemental resources that accompany the standard textbook, highlighting the fact that our students are obtaining and retaining information from sources outside the standard lec- tures that instructors provide. This paper provides a rationale for instructors to use alternative media sources to accompany a lecture format with widely avail- able sources that are reputable and reliable.