The author takes you through a step by step process for forecasting. It demonstrates the concept well. It helps the student in understanding how the forecasting is done. The module is self-contained and is relevant for today?s situation.
Identify Major Learning Goals:
sales forecasting techniques
The module is fun to use. The module is clever in its approach and very interactive. If the student works through the exercise he/she will understand the concepts behind each of the techniques.
It probably needs some front-end orientation with a discussion of the different types of forecasting techniques. The module could be improved by adding more introductory material and then summarize the exercise at the end. Students should be able to move through the module without having to enter an ID number for each step. Also, additional questions could be added and more years from which to forecast.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
The assignment posted on MERLOT contains learning objectives and knowledge required. The author takes the student through a step-by-step process. If a mistake is made, the student is shown the correct answer and has to go back and enter the correct information. Students are able to learn a great deal in a short period of time.
Having to continually re-enter the student ID number becomes annoying.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
The module has a high level of interactivity and involvement. It is very interactive and engaging.
Students have to record an ?answer code? rather than the correct answer, the way it is set up.
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