What is a Course Hub?
Welcome! This website, the ECON 1101 Course Hub, is a central location for information and resources related to ECON 1101, Macroeconomics. Whether you are a student in the course or a faculty member teaching it, we hope you will find useful material here.
How is this site different from my own section on OpenLab or Blackboard?
This is a course-specific site with general resources for everyone taking the course. You can use it as a reference or for support, but it is not the right place to leave messages for your professor or classmates. Your professor can let you know how to find your section online on OpenLab or Blackboard.
Faculty, if you’re interested in using the OpenLab in your section, see Getting Started on the OpenLab with pre-built Model Courses.
How you might use this site: Students
- If you miss a class. Complete the readings and assignments on the topic that was discussed that day (and of course write down any questions you have on the reading and homework). Be sure to review any other materials, such as lecture slides on the week’s topic. To find out what you missed, ask a fellow student or consult the syllabus.
- To learn about the course before you take it. Look at the Course Outline, check out one or two of the readings and explore the additional resources on this site to get a sense of what the class will be about.
- To prepare for a class. Repeated exposure is necessary for learning. Complete the reading for the topic that will be covered in class that day before class, writing down your questions as you go. During class, follow the lecture and ask your questions where appropriate, or in a flipped class, ask questions either of your group during class or of the professor at the start of class.
- To review for an exam. Check out posted review materials. Review weekly readings and practice problems to brush up on topics. Make a note of which problem types and/or which chapter you are struggling with the most. Don’t spend too much time reviewing chapters or assignments on topics you have already mastered. Concentrate more on the topics that are more challenging for you.
Resources for students
You can access all of these resources by clicking the links below, or using the menus at the top of the page.
Course Outline. The course outline is the department’s “official master plan” for the course – it lists the textbook, the number of credits, any courses that you must complete before taking the course (prerequisites), what to pics will be covered each day, and the learning outcomes. One this page you will find a link to the course outline for the course, as well as the course description that appears in the college catalog.
Textbooks. Information about the textbook for the course.
Tutoring. Need some individual help? Learn about free tutoring options provided by the college.
Review. Preparing for a test, or for the final exam? Be sure to check posted exam, chapter and topic reviews.
Resources for faculty
Resources for Faculty: Information and links to OER Macroeconomics texts, PowerPoint slides for Open Stax chapters, economics podcasts and news, activities and more.
Faculty Announcements. Important news and updates specific to your course.
Course Coordination. Information provided to all instructors of the course.
Training and Support on the Open Lab
- Open Lab Help & Support: https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/blog/help/openlab-help/
- Getting started on the Open Lab using pre-built Model Courses: https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/model-course-initiative-summer-2021/building-a-model-course/
- Organizing student discussions and posts in my course: https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/blog/help/organizing-student-posts/
ECON 1101 Course Hub (developed in Summer 2021, as part of the OpenLab Model Course Initiative).
The section How you might use this site (Students) on this About page (above) was inspired by and is based on material created by Sheila Miller.