This involves planning the course structure carefully, making expectations explicit, and wisely selecting cases and other reading materials.
In chapter 10, we will make the case that most noninteractive lecture material will be moving online. An experienced case teacher hoping to refresh and deepen your facilitation skills and perhaps pick up a few pointers. Single versus Multisection Coordinating courses that are taught to more than one group in the same semester, often by different faculty, requires more of instructors.
Establishing the foundations is discussed in chapter 2. Based in Oslo, Norway, he has done research on topics such as technology disruption, information access technologies, technology strategy, mobile business, electronic commerce, knowledge management, learning technologies, digital business strategy and CIO-CEO interaction.
Before becoming president, he was a senior consultant with Thoughtbubble, working with executives on new media development and strategy. A new teacher teaching for the first time in a course with cases. And most importantly, case teaching surfaces the depth of problems and many alternative perspectives and solutions, more deeply and more extensively than can be done by a single instructor.
Classic case teaching in business schools means having students read and analyze a business case—a one- to forty-page description of a business, organizational, or leadership problem, normally presented from the viewpoint of top management—and then discussing it in class with their peers see online resource 1 for an example of a short business case and online resource 2 for the accompanying teaching note.
It need not be, as some teachers think, an inquisitorial interrogation of high-strung and fearsomely competitive students who have prepared through the night to the point where they can recite case and theory verbatim, as portrayed in such films as Paper Chase and Legally Blond.
An instructor new to teaching executives who wants to engage them through discussion, because executives like to talk. Before and during the course itself, you can use a number of techniques to make the job easier and more systematic, plan and prepare every class carefully, and work on creating a lively discussion in the classroom.
By paying explicit attention to the issues and managing them overtly, faculty can improve the learning and experience for all students. In his spare time, he spends time with his family, reads, enjoys wine and avoids physical activity. With approximately employees, primarily based in Boston, with offices in New York City, India, and the United Kingdom, Harvard Business Publishing serves as a bridge between academia and enterprises around the globe through its publications and multiple platforms for content delivery, and its reach into three markets: The language and pacing of a diverse class may challenge some students.
As in a good case discussion, most of the content of the book is not about right and wrong answers. Observation and reflection are important.
Professor Schiano has authored several Harvard Business School cases in both information systems and finance. Establishing the foundations is discussed in chapter 2. We consider the full range of students and environments, not limiting ourselves to the traditional focus on a full-time MBA class of experienced, domestic students in institutions dedicated to case teaching.
Foundations, Flow, and Feedback The rest of the book is practically oriented, with a very simple central framework consisting of three core elements: One of Many Case Classes versus One of Few Teaching with cases in a school or program where most of the other classes are lecture-based introduces myriad challenges for the faculty and students, including variances in student expectations, infrastructure, student behavior, and pressure from other faculty.
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