An exploratory project relating to the uses of microcomputer-based networks for teaching agricultural marketing is described. Applications to teach information retrieval, risk management using futures and options, and price discovery are discussed to illustrate the potential of networks for teaching. Issues related to the evaluation of the effectiveness of computer-based learning are considered in the context of these applications and suggestions offered. Based on the experiences reported, suggestions for other uses of microcomputer-based networks are offered.
computer networks, agricultural marketing