The objective of this project is to continue transforming the dynamic large lecture style course, Organizational Behavior 221, according to pedagogical best practices.
Please follow the links below to a profile of the creative collaboration during the Spring 2016 semester between the OB221 team and the School of Theatre, who provided an amazing command performance in OB221, at the Tsai Center, for the first time, for a Senior Thesis Showcase. Below that is a compilation video about The Nile Project, an African musical collective we use to teach lessons about leadership and teamwork in OB221. The Nile Project visited BU in March 2015 and provided a command performance for OB221 at that time.
- Develop dynamic custom pre-work, creative digital media, and networked-based learning content that can be deployed to be completed by students prior to their arrival to lecture or discussion class sessions. Develop digital media platform(s) for moving and distributing course content and readings while fostering greater interactivity and distributed learning.
- Continue to expand the relationships with the School of Theatre, College of Communications, School of Music and School of Visual Arts. Seek to extend our collaborative work into the School of Engineering and the Medical Campus.
- Continue to study and enhance the Moderated Simulcast Lecture (MSL) initiative to further expand productivity and capture learning outcomes. Enhance and extend our virtual lecture experience, reducing the need for classroom space for the MSL experience, and strengthening Questrom’s virtual and distributed learning capabilities.
- Develop more interactive experiential application exercises where the students apply the concepts working with real problems from organizations.
- Continue to pioneer and advance the concept of conducting large lectures only when they pedagogically make sense.
- Investigate expansion of global awareness and reach through collaboration with global leaders
- Foster and integrate the expectation that with every applied project for student teams in OB221, students develop their own digital content and short videos that capture lessons and experiences.