This paper examines the possibilities and problems associated with designing and using web-based teaching cases in business courses. Six types of web-based cases are discussed, including (1) a traditional linear case with no hyperlinks; (2) a traditional linear case with hyperlinks; (3) a non-linear case; (4) an unstructured “live” case; (5) a “timeline” case; and (6) a case with contingent branching. Web cases can be more dynamic and “richer” in detail than static printed cases. However, designing and developing such cases can involve new challenges and problems, including mastering technical skills; considering the effect of the hyperdocument on reader comprehension; and maintaining a dynamic case study.
Power, Daniel and Roth, Roberta, "Issues in Designing and Using Web-based Teaching Cases," (1999). AMCIS 1999 Proceedings. 327.