Magazine article Teaching Business & Economics

IT Update

Magazine article Teaching Business & Economics

IT Update

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Bized Developments

The Summer term is always a frantic period and the start of the term was a period of peak usage for Bizled. In the busiest month we received over 850,000 hits to the site and even since then have had over 500,000 hits every month. However, we know people will only keep coming back if there is useful material and so we have been working hard over recent months to provide some new materials.

One important new section has been the 'examiner' section (1). This section is written by a very experienced senior examiner and has information on the subject criteria, assessment objectives and the way command words are used in exam questions. Perhaps most useful of all though is a monthly question and guide response, a monthly feature on the examining process and an update and feedback section. The first 12 enquiries received each month will be answered in person by the examiner and they will form the basis of the next months feature.

Another new section is the 'Chronologies' (2). These have been generously provided by the Barclays Bank economics department and are a day by day guide to important economic and political events. As well as being able to browse the chronologies by quarter, you can also search them by keyword, so a search on "Chancellor" or "Brown" will yield all the important announcements made by the Chancellor. To supplement the chronologies there are also sections on the 'Key Facts' from the 1970's, 1980's and 1990's. These become progressively more detailed the closer to the present you get.

Not content with just these we have also added new Company Facts on British Aerospace and Tescos (3) and a new version of our Company Report Profiler (4). …

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