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GBSN Webinar - Effective Online Case Teaching: How to Engage Your Students from Afar

When: Friday, September 14
9:00 am - 10:00 am EST
Where: Online

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Online learning is a fast growing sector of management education and holds great potential for spreading quality management education throughout the globe. However, online learning presents unique challenges for the case method professor working to ensure participation, comprehension, problem-solving and effective group dynamics. How can you achieve the robust learning environment of a classroom case in an online environment?

In this webinar two leaders in online management education from the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School’s MBA@UNC program will talk about how they successfully address the challenges of online case teaching.

  • Learn about UNC’s philosophy of online case teaching
  • Discover the processes, infrastructure and course models that are working in an MBA program today
  • Walk through what an online case looks like at UNC, and how it differs depending on the subject matter
  • Discuss best practice in online formats for case teaching regardless of your budget

Title: Effective Online Case Teaching: How to Engage Your Students from Afar

Date: Friday, September 14

Time: 9:00 am EST (Washington, DC Time)

Registration is free and open to all, so reserve your space today!


David Foster

David Foster
Vice President of Curriculum
Kenan-Flager Business School, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

David Foster, Vice President of Curriculum at MBA@UNC, has been at the cutting edge of online education during the past two decades and has a particular interest in case-based learning. In his doctoral work at Northwestern University’s Institute for the Learning Sciences, he developed an interactive cases architecture that automatically coached students through the financial analysis process. Also, as Director of Online Course Development at UNext, he helped innovate a unique problem-based learning approach in course design.

At Accenture, David led the R&D effort in the development of simulation-based training for corporate clients. He has a patent for a macroeconomics simulation design, and developed an educational product for Financial Accounting that has been distributed by Thomson/Cengage over the past thirteen years.

David obtained his MBA from the Haas School of Business, and his Ph.D. from Northwestern University.

Atul Nerkar

Atul Nerkar
Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Associate Dean of Executive MBA Programs
Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Atul Nerkar is the Jeffrey A. Allred Distinguished Scholar and Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. In addition to the above Atul is also the Associate Dean of Executive MBA Programs and Coordinator of the PhD program in Strategy and Entrepreneurship at Kenan-Flagler. Atul's research and teaching interests are in the area of strategy with specific emphasis on technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. He examines these issues in a variety of sectors that include manufacturing electronics, chemicals, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. Atul is a thought leader in his field and sits on the editorial boards of top tier journals such as the Strategic Management Journal. He is also a Departmental Editor at the IEEE-Transactions in Engineering Management. His research has won awards such as the McKinsey Best Conference Paper award at the Strategic Management Society Meetings.

Prior to joining the Kenan-Flagler Business School, Atul was on the faculty at Columbia Business School and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. His academic qualifications include a Bachelors in Production Engineering from the University of Bombay, India and a Masters in International Business from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi, India. Subsequently Atul worked with Unilever as a Manager in their Exports Group. After a brief stint at Unilever, Atul decided to return to academia and completed both a Masters of Arts in Managerial Science and Applied Economics and a PhD in Strategic Management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a visiting faculty member at the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad and the Graduate School of Business at Seoul National University.

Atul is an award winning teacher who has taught in a variety of programs where the audience has varied from young executives to CEOs. He has worked and / or delivered custom programs on strategy formulation and execution, technological innovation and entrepreneurship for a range of organizations, (many of which are part of the Fortune 500) across the world. These include companies such as Metlife, Bank of America, Duke Energy, Emirates Group, Standards and Poor, GKN, Owens Corning, Schneider Electric, Lows, Coca Cola, and Unilever.

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