Being a part of The CORE Project has been my proudest moment so far. It’s a real celebration of our entire community of people willing to take a chance on something really big and able to make it happen! Funded by INET (Institute for New Economic Thinking), this is an international initiative that brought together economists, editors, publishing consultants, universities and Twist Open’s design team, to create open-access resources that would put a new spin on undergraduate teaching across the world.
This week we celebrate the Beta launch of the first part of our book, ‘The Economy’ ; which forms a new curriculum for Introductory Economics for undergraduate students, being tested this year at universities in London, Sydney, Paris, Budapest and Bangalore. The second part of the book is still underway and is slated for release this November.
We’re not economists and I think that’s a blessing in disguise! Apart from trying to understand the content of the module, what we really try to understand is the intent of the author behind writing that module, and the message he wants to convey. Only after getting a grasp on the message, can we bring the content to life.
What we are essentially doing is creating a bridge between the creator and the reader. We build an enriching environment for the student (reader) where answers to his doubts pop up at the exact time he wondered about it; a point in the graph blinks just when he’s reading about that event; an additional burst of information or a video is pushed to him precisely at the point he needs it, all of which makes the content as effective as possible.
It’s been an overwhelmingly fascinating learning experience, working with some of the greatest minds in economics, visualizing and delivering more than what has been seen in the history of economics curriculum so far. And we are so proud!