Proceedings of the New York State Economics Association


A Blended Learning approach to the teaching of Sports Economics

Richard Vogel

vol. 5, October 2012, p. 242-254


Teaching sports economics to undergraduates presents a number of challenges for any instructor. Most students coming into the course are more interested in the "sports" component of the title than the "economics" component. This paper examines some of these issues and extends previous research on performance outcomes based upon a major redesign of the course in the fall of 2011. This redesign focused primarily upon the face to face environment that more fully integrated the online course management system. Analysis using a censored Tobit regression model with grade outcomes as the dependent variable, does not find that course enrollment in the fully blended course significantly impacted students grades. Student evaluations conducted during the semester reported a higher level of satisfaction with the redesigned course than previous incarnations of the class.


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Richard Vogel. "A Blended Learning approach to the teaching of Sports Economics." Proceedings of the New York State Economics Association. vol. 5, October 2012, p. 242-254

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