Publication Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

1-2016

Abstract

Recently I took on the challenge of teaching a course to Undergraduate students at Singapore Management University. It had been more than 20 years since I had taught any Undergraduates, having spent most of my career at Graduate Business Schools. I did it partially because many of my younger colleagues had told me that teaching had changed tremendously. Deep down I may have felt that I was perhaps a little out of touch with what happened inside and, as I would soon discover, outside our classrooms. I was indeed intrigued by the experience. When I entered the classroom for my first class, I was confronted with a forest of laptops, and most students had as well a smartphone if not a tablet computer on the side. The class I taught was very interactive, and I was often surprised how students would pull up additional material through the internet to complement, if not correct, what I had shared. They had done their homework and watched YouTube videos about some of the cast in the cases I taught. And often they had updated the stories discussed in the case.

Keywords

Singapore, undergraduate students, Singapore Management University, teaching pedagogy

Discipline

Asian Studies | Business | Higher Education

Research Areas

Operations Management

Publication

Universities priorities and constraints

Editor

L. E. Weber & J. J. Duderstadt

First Page

283

Last Page

295

ISBN

9782717868579

Publisher

Economica

City or Country

Paris

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

https://worldcat.org/isbn/9782717868579

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