The biggest challenge this year has been student engagement. How do we flip the script and . . .
How do we engage students in the Fall?
Option 1: Update Your Textbook
The most obvious way to increase the energy of a class is to switch up the textbook. Unfortunately, due to their inherent structure, textbooks don’t often:
- engage students
- or teach skills.
Not to mention textbooks are expensive, and for the most part, students don’t even read them.
If your goal is engagement, a new textbook may be an incremental improvement but from our experience, it won’t make a dramatic difference.
Option 2: DIY Experiences
Experiential courses engage students far more than any textbook. If you’ve got the time to build a curriculum with your favorite experiences from around the web, you can create have an interactive class.
That said, classes comprised of ad hoc exercises have downsides especially in terms of:
- Lack of cohesion / structure
- Time spent re-inventing the wheel
Fortunately, there’s a way to get the best of both worlds…
Option 3: An Experiential Curriculum
Instead of building your own curriculum, tools like the Experiential Entrepreneurship Curriculum can offer…
- Engaging classes with the
- Structure of a textbook.
Plus, ExEC offers
In less than 5 minutes you’ll have your course imported into Canvas, Brightspace/D2L, Blackboard or Moodle.
Rubrics & Syllabi
ExEC integrated rubrics and starter syllabi make both course prep, and grading faster.
Student Engagement Online, In-Person, or Hybrid
No matter what format your class takes this Fall, ExEC has a set of exercises to engage your students:
- Online synchronous
- Online asynchronous
- All of the above!
8 to 16-Week Schedules
ExEC is flexible enough for any schedule including:
- Accelerated MBA courses
- Quarter system courses
- 12-week Canadian semesters
- 15-week US semesters
Student Engagement Can Happen This Fall
Preview ExEC and see if it can help you and your students next year!
In an upcoming post, we will share information about our upcoming Summer Summit where we will share some exciting new exercises!
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