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The Awareness Test

It's easy to miss something that you aren't looking for, and this can have a myriad of applications in business education. The awareness test is a powerful illustration of this principle.

Harvard University's ABLConnect - Activity Based Learning in Action
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Harvard University's ABLConnect - Activity Based Learning in Action

Activity-Based Learning (ABL) is known by many names and takes many forms, but the bottom line is that it is an effective tool to create meaningful experiences in education. Harvard's ABLConnect service provides a database containing hundreds of activity based learning lessons and activities

Pivot Table Excel Tutorial

This brief vido contains 13 1/2 minutes of an Excel pivot table tutorial and can help students learn the basics.

Original Article Publication Date: 05/20/2019

Observe Customers Where They Are

Observing customers in natural settings is a powerful experience for students. They discover new business opportunities. This activity takes a humble toothbrush and turns it into a lasting lesson in designing a product that the consumer actually wants to use.

Original Article Publication Date: 05/28/2018

Effective Teaching Strategies

This short article contains links to multiple strategies that are proven to increase the level of learning in students. Instead of simply lecturing or preparing slides, instructors can implement small group learning, demonstrations in practical classes, flipped classrooms, active learning, problem-based learning, work-based learning, or student-led learning. Each of these benefits the learners by allowing them to apply their learning in different ways.

Original Article Publication Date: 01/01/2019
Classroom Games: A Prisoner's Dilemma
FOUND IN: Classroom Exercises 

Classroom Games: A Prisoner's Dilemma

Game theory is often introduced in undergraduate courses in the context of a prisoner’s dilemma paradigm. The author of this article provides a simple and easy to execute exercise to stimulate discussion discussion of a wide range of topics such as bankruptcy, quality standards, or price competition.

The Envelope Experiment - Encouraging Creativity and Resourcefulness

The envelope experiment is an exercise developed by Tina Seelig, Professor of the Practice in the Department of Management Science and Engineering (MS&E) at Stanford University. Student's are given an envelope containing an undisclosed amount of money, usually only 2-5 dollars, and challenged to make as much money as possible within 2 hours of opening the envelope.

SWOT Analysis

This article specifies the value of performing a SWOT analysis on organizations. Often times, this is heavily utilized in business and it's imperative students understand what a SWOT analysis is. As teachers emphasize this topic, they could go through a SWOT analysis with their students but then allow the students to explore and attempt a SWOT analysis on their own.

The 25 Best Economics Podcasts of 2019

This article lays out the 25 best economics podcasts from the last year. Podcasts are a great way to inform students about the every day realities and applications of economics. They can serve as valuable and interesting supplemental class material. Economics podcasts range from highly technical all the way to being approachable by people who have little economic training. Because of this, podcasts can find application in any classroom.

Original Article Publication Date: 09/18/2019

4 Fun Activities for the Accounting Classroom

This article outlines 4 ideas for engaging a class in learning, applying and understanding accounting principles and concepts. One professor finds it helpful to have students create a rap while another has the students sell sandwiches. The third utilizes podcasts about accounting and the final professor has students create personal budgets with their future career salaries in mind. If these specific practices don't work for your classroom, they may spur some creative ideas.

Original Article Publication Date: 12/12/2017
Why Didn’t I Think of That? A Classroom Exercise for Developing Entrepreneurial Thinking
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Why Didn’t I Think of That? A Classroom Exercise for Developing Entrepreneurial Thinking

Entrepreneurs tend to think differently, juggling different thinking styles more easily than others. They are comfortable with both linear and non-linear thinking, and both causal and effectual logic. In order to help students develop diverse entrepreneurial thinking skills, teachers must employ unique educational strategies. This article provides educators with an engaging open-market trading card activity that was created to help students identify and overcome barriers to entrepreneurial thinking.

Original Article Publication Date: 11/01/2014
How Darden Teaches Accounting Using the Case Method
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How Darden Teaches Accounting Using the Case Method

University of Virginia Darden School of Business Professor explains how they use the case method to teach accounting. It’s a four step process which helps the students learn more efficiently than just being lectured to.

Original Article Publication Date: 04/16/2010