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ERIC Number: ED421144
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
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WeSaySo Case Study: Designing and Implementing a Case Study for Use in an Instructional Design Class.
Graves, Rick; Barnett, Mardee; Gamble, Yolanda; Kolak, Mike
A case study was used in an instructional design class to facilitate the transfer of conceptual knowledge to concrete concerns and to aid instructional technology graduate students' understanding of the steps involved in designing, analyzing, and implementing an effective needs analysis. The case study involved real events at fictitious company (WeSaySo Oil and Gas); each team member took on the persona of one of the three employees or a training consultant. A World Wide Web site, e-mail, and a listserv were used to communicate the discussions of fictitious characters in the study; face-to-face brainstorming was conducted at the onset. The use of case studies has advantages and disadvantages. Several modes of learning were made available to the class, including role-playing, debate, game design, lecture and demonstration, individual and group research, and the online case study. The personalities, experiences, and goals of each team member were important to the successful completion of the project. Designing the case study was not an easy task, yet the time spent working through the issues of instructional design helped the team members to understand the steps of instructional design as well as the steps that go into designing curriculum as a team. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A