Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need a valid email address as my username

A valid email address is required in case you forget your password. By using the link provided you are able to reset your password because this provides the link which is sent to your email.

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To join students with an access code

Go to Login  (right hand corner at top of page)

If you have been given an Access Code to subscribe through your school CLICK HERE (Click on the link on the site itself)

Enter student details including the access code click on submit membership button

You should be see the message below

THANK YOU! You have successfully signed up to eLearn Economics. Please login using the 'MEMBER STUDENTS' panel (top left)

if not, then all the detail fields have not been filled in correctly and you will need to correct this and resubmit your membership. Please note an email has to be unique therefore 2 or more people sharing an email will not be allowed. Students require a unique email.

From then on students use their own personal username (i.e., email ) and password and login as a Full Member.  The activation code is no longer necessary. Their username has to be an authentic email address. If they forget their password, a link will be sent to this email so they can reset their password.

Dan thinks the best way to set them up is in the computer room. Get them to go to the sign up page as above and fill in all their details, when they have done so they can put up their hand and you can read them their activation code (quietly so you don't get a different student using the code!!) and it shouldn't take too long this way to get all students signed in. Once they have registered their details they don't need the activation code but log in using their own username (authentic email address) and password. This enables their own scores to be tracked.

Please go HERE for an overview of eLearn Economics and who it is suited for.

Log in under the teacher admin. Click EDIT CLASSES, top right hand corner. In the text box CREATE A NEW CLASS enter the name of the class eg, L1 Jones, then click CREATE NOW. This will take you to the panel ARRANGE STUDENTS INTO CLASS GROUPS. Please note the only student names showing will be those that have purchased an individual licence. Click beside each student you wish to select for the class, a tick will appear beside each name when selected. Finally click MOVE STUDENTS at the bottom of  the page.

Log in under the teacher admin. Click EDIT CLASSES, top right hand corner. Use the drop down menu to select the class you wish the student to move into eg, L1 Jones. Click beside the student you wish to move, a tick will appear beside the students name when selected. Finally click MOVE STUDENTS at the bottom of  the page.

Please go HERE to view the full list of topics covered by eLearn Economics

  • supplement traditional teaching with the latest medium of learning
  • set homework and tasks for students
  • monitor student/learner progress 24/7 whenever and wherever (for students who have purchased an individual license whose results are stored at school in a database attached to your school)
  • track individual results and identify areas of strength and/or weaknesses
  • print out results for parent/teacher interviews
  • cover the online component outlined in the guidelines set out in the new curriculum (page 36 ‘Schools should explore not only how ICT can supplement traditional ways of teaching but also how it can open up new and different ways of learning’) and prepare your students for further tertiary study that incorporates online learning

Using for NCEA Internals

NCEA Level 1

AS 90984 (1.2) Demonstrate understanding decisions a producer makes about production
Basic concepts - Resources (FOP)
Business growth
Business Units and Finance - Goals of a firm
Price Competition and Non-Price Competition

AS 90987 (1.5) Demonstrate understanding of a government choice where affected group have different viewpoints
Basic Concepts - Central Ideas
Cost - Benefit Analysis (CBA)

AS 90988 (1.6) Demonstrate understanding of the interdependence of sectors of the New Zealand economy
Business - Producers & sectors of the economy
Business - Relationship between firms
Circular flow model

Using for NCEA Internals

NCEA Level 2

AS 91225 (2.4) Analyse unemployment using economic concepts and models
AD/AS model
Labour Market
Production Possibility Curve - Basics
Unemployment - Causes of/ Types
Unemployment - Statistics/Measures
Unemployment - Impacts & Policies

AS 91227 (2.6) Analyse how government policies and contempory issues interact
AD/AS model
Business Cycle
Circular Flow Model
Economic Growth - Causes/Costs & Benefits
Economic Growth - Savings/Investment
Fiscal Policy
Inflation - Impacts
Monetary Policy
Production Possibility Curve - Basics
Production Possibility Curve - Shifts/Uses
Trade - Free Trade
Trade - Protectionism

NCEA Level 3

AS 91401 (3.3) Demonstrate understanding of Micro-economic Concepts
Utility - Deriving Demand
Utility - Equi-marginal rule
Demand - Basic Concepts
Demand - Conditions/Shifts
Costs - Economies of Scale
Elasticity -Demand, Basics
Elasticity -Demand, Calculations
Elasticity -Supply, Basic Concepts
Elasticity -Supply, Conditions/Shifts
Elasticity -Income (YED)
Elasticity -Cross (CED)
Market Equilibrium - Basics
Market Equilibrium - Price & Output Changes

Supply - Basic Concepts
Supply - Conditions/Shifts

AS 91402 (3.4) Demonstrate understanding of Government measures to correct market failure
Market Failure - Basics
Market Failure - Consumption Externalities
Market Failure - Production Externalities

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Please go HERE to view the subscription prices and options.

Yes, all new schools and educational institutions are welcome. Click [HERE] to fill in your school details and place a subscription order. We will then process your subscription, register and invoice your school.

Yes, schools can purchase the required number of activation codes and complete the sign up process in class or students can subscribe using the paypal option and register for the appropiate school/educational institute.

For your results to appear on the leaderboard, you need to turn this feature 'On' in the options page

  • Results are ordered by highest percentage (%) score for the month selected.
  • Where two or more students have the same (%) score, the student who has completed the most tests in that topic (for the month) will rank higher.
  • You must complete at least five tests in the selected topic to be listed on the leaderboard.

If you wish to print the screen results and you find the colour bars on the graphs are not showing up, please ensure you have 'Print Background Colours' checked/enabled in your print options dialogue box for your browser.

A CLASS REPORT FOR 12 MONTHS is a PDF file displaying monthly results for all students and topics in a selected class.

If a teacher wishes to view results for a single student then they need to select STUDENT REPORT FOR 12 MONTHS and select the relevant student.

Teachers are able to use the  "TOPICS BY CLASS/MONTH"  to view results of students in their class by selected topic in a particular month. Teachers are also able to view an individual's progress for the month, (for the topics they have attempted), by selecting 'VIEW INDIVIDUAL STUDENTS'.

You can see a MONTHLY BREAKDOWN for the year by selecting the topic from the drop down menu. This will then show the monthly score for the selected topic. The DOWNLOADABLE PDF REPORT provides a summary of all the topics and tests attempted throughout the year. Results, per month, are viewed either by topic order, best result or the number of tests undertaken. 

Results are only tracked for individuals that have purchased an individual subscription.

Get your students to use the site on a regular basis.

At the start of a new topic use the multiple-choice questions to determine any pre knowledge students may have. It is recommended that students have individual access so results in multiple choice tests can be viewed and tracked and progress can be reviewed. They will need to complete 5 tests to get a result. Repeat this process once you have finished teaching the topic.

Get students to do the written questions and print off their answers. They should mark their answers themselves and hand in the results to the teacher. These can be reviewed by the teacher to gauge the accuracy of student responses and to check that students are marking their work correctly. Teacher feedback is recommended because student responses may be different from those supplied but still be relevant and have merit.This process will allow the student to become actively involved in his/her own learning.


On any given topic the first 5 tests (50 questions) is out of a total of 100% so you need to have completed 5 tests to show your mark out of 100.

The site shows how many tests you have completed

If you do more than 5 tests then the last 5 tests completed are totaled to give your score.


The first test is a set of 10 questions and is out of 20%

The second test is out of 20% so when you have done 2 tests the overall result is out of 40%

The third test is out of 20% so when you have done 3 tests the overall result is out of 60%

The fourth test is out of 20% so when you have done 4 tests the overall result is out of 80%

The fifth test is out of 20% so when you have done 5 tests the overall result is out or 100%

We believe that one test does not give you an accurate idea of your knowledge so once 5 tests are completed then your results can be viewed on the leader board and your profile will show coloured bars reflecting your progress

Once you have completed your 6th test then the results from the first test drop off and the % mark out of the last 5 tests show   tests 2-6


For the purpose of elearneconomics the school license covers all teachers, and students who are enrolled full time, at the invoiced school. Codes issued are also expressly for teachers, and students who are enrolled full time, at the invoiced school.

Students from other schools may purchase an individual license through paypal and may not have access to any generic usernames and passwords.

If a school has more than one campus then only the invoiced campus is covered unless otherwise stated.

If a school has several students doing economics at another school they may apply to Elearn Resources Ltd to buy a school license which will cover their students while at other schools. This will be at the discretion of Elearn Resources Ltd and permission will need to be in writing.

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Click on the subscribe button on the home page.

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