In this, my last blog of 2019, I would like to spend a little time looking ahead at what’s to come in 2020.
One of the emerging trends of 2019 for me has been the tipping point of online business education from niche to mainstream. Of course, the question of how to apply the case method online is very current as a result. So, I’m delighted that activities being scheduled for next year already include building on an extensive survey that we conducted this year into approaches to teaching with cases online. We have shared some highlights of the survey in Connect and will take the conversation further in the course of 2020.
Meanwhile for anyone about to teach online for the first time, here’s a little humorous reminder that the more things change the more they stay the same: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQHX-SjgQvQ
On Tuesday 5 February 2020, we will be again hosting and curating the second #WorldCase TeachingDay. Last year’s was a tremendous success, full of energetic and imaginative celebrations of case teaching contributed by schools and individuals, and I’m eagerly looking forward to this 2020’s contributions. Case teaching makes such a difference to the quality and impact of business education. It’s a pleasure to see the work of faculty celebrated in this way.
We shall also be celebrating the work of case writers in marking the 30th anniversary of our Case Awards, the Oscars of the case method community (the words of the Financial Times) and the primary global awards for case writing. I know our Communications team has been working to plan the celebrations, and I am looking forward to learning more as the anniversary approaches.
Finally, and also relating to communications, our team is working hard to create our new responsive website for release in 2020. The responsive website will give you easy and intuitive access to all our services via the mobile and desktop platforms. Having seen the work in development, I can hardly wait to see it in action. Prepare to be amazed.
I hope you all have a very happy turn of the year however you choose to celebrate it, and a successful and fulfilling 2020.