ST. LOUIS, Mo. – This year enrollments for Econ Lowdown online courses and videos topped 1 million for the first time since the creation of the economic education materials from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
The online enrollments hit the milestone seven-digits Oct. 19, 2016, marking the first time that number has been reached in a calendar year. Last year, there were more than 700,000 enrollments—or sign-ups to take an online course or watch videos from Econ Lowdown.
“This is a significant milestone for Econ Lowdown,” said Mary Suiter, assistant vice president and economic education officer at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. “But it’s more than a number—it is a testament to the great work my team does in creating high-quality resources for teachers to use in classrooms and the work team members do with teachers to improve instruction in economics and personal finance classrooms in the Eighth District and across the country.”
Econ Lowdown was created in 2010 to offer free economic and personal finance education. Since then, there have been more than 3 million enrollments.
Econ Lowdown offers free lessons about economics, personal finance, and money and banking, as well as about the Federal Reserve itself. There are videos, online courses, and lessons for classrooms from pre-K through college. Similar free resources are available to the general public. For more information, visit stlouisfed.org/education.