Results from the Randomized Field Experiment in Economics 1001

How important is class time to student performance in a large lecture course when students have access to a rich source of material online? How much learning is actually achieved when students passively watch even a talented lecturer for 75 minutes twice a week? What would happen if we dropped one of the weekly 75… Read More Results from the Randomized Field Experiment in Economics 1001

Performance of the Excel Project in Spring 2014

In an effort to promote the learning of Excel in Baruch College (see our article on the Excel Project initiative), Excel self-learning assignments became a part of Business 1000 and Finance 3000 classes in Spring 2014. The projects required completing a number of tasks within an Excel spreadsheet including formatting, formula use and chart and… Read More Performance of the Excel Project in Spring 2014

Welcome to ZOLE-Zicklin’s Online Learning and Evaluation Initiative

Welcome to ZOLE-Zicklin’s Online Learning and Evaluation Initiative. The mission of ZOLE is to promote and support the use of technology to enhance learning.  We interpret technology broadly, from courses delivered purely online, to the use of Excel in a traditional classroom format.  The unifying theme is the application of new technologies to engage students,… Read More Welcome to ZOLE-Zicklin’s Online Learning and Evaluation Initiative