I am retired from teaching so I asked Professor “GOOGLE” about getting up-to-date on Case Study teaching. Here’s what I found.
The Case Method
Cases are narratives, situations, select data samplings, or statements that present unresolved and provocative issues, situations, or questions (Indiana University Teaching Handbook, 2005). The case method is a participatory, discussion-based way of learning where students gain skills in critical thinking, communication, and group dynamics. It is a type of problem-based learning.
What is the Case Study Method?
How the Case Method Creates Value
Often, executives are surprised to discover that the objective of the case study is not to reach consensus, but to understand how different people use the same information to arrive at diverse conclusions. When you begin to understand the context, you can appreciate the reasons why those decisions were made. You can prepare for case discussions in several ways.
Using Case Studies to Teach
Advantages to the use of case studies in class
A major advantage of teaching with case studies is that the students are actively engaged in figuring out the principles by abstracting from the examples. This develops their skills in: Problem solving; Analytical tools, quantitative and/or qualitative, depending on the case; Decision making in complex situations; Coping with ambiguities
Teaching Case Studies Online: A Resource List
It’s difficult to find a good set of resources for teaching online case studies. While researching how to structure and moderate online case studies for one of our faculty members, I put together a list of several resources. Hopefully, you’ll find these a helpful place to start as you are learning to teach using case studies online.
Top 10 Free Training Courses for Online Teachers
Whether you’re new to distance learning or an experienced online teacher, you can find free online training resources to fit your needs.
Are you a “face to face” classroom teacher considering shifting to online education?
Or are you an online teacher interested in the latest technology to make your online courses more effective?
For example, some online schools offer free training modules to help campus-based teachers learn how to transition to cyber-classrooms. Other organizations offer tips on designing online classes and teaching with technology.
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