Distance Information Technology

Lin Chang, New Jersey Institute of Technology Newark, NJ USA


Universities today address technology challenges in some way or other in their curricula. The use of technology in the classroom is becoming more and more popular despite the dot com crash in 2000. Given the dynamic nature learning with technology, evolving business models and managerial challenges, it is always difficult to maintain the currency and pedagogical effectiveness for business schools. This paper explores a course project undertaken by a university business school incorporating a learning technology model. In particular, it reports on the pedagogical effectiveness of a simulation employed for this method and carried out by students. The results show that the course, rated according to its design, delivery, and innovative nature, was received better than those courses taught using face-to-face interaction.