EduSourced Webinar Archive

Integrating Experiential Learning into the Core Curriculum

In the past two years, the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland has significantly expanded its experiential learning portfolio, moving from a handful of consulting projects to a multi-faceted, developmental program that is integrated into the core curriculum. Best of all, the expanded portfolio includes a number of low-cost, high-impact opportunities that have met with rave reviews from students, faculty, and employers.

In this webinar, Smith personnel will describe the strategy, resources, and timeline required for the shift, as well as their successes, lessons learned, and ongoing challenges. Participants will leave the session with practical tips and strategies to drive change in their programs.

Key topics:

  • Strategy, resources and timeline for enacting wide-scale curriculum change around experiential learning
  • Details of successes found
  • ..and details of lessons learned
  • With an emphasis on practical tips and strategies to drive change in your programs

Presenters:

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Managing a Multidisciplinary Engineering Capstone with UT Dallas’ UTDesign Program

UT Dallas School of Engineering’s UTDesign brings the real-world to the classroom. In this webinar, the faculty behind UTDesign break down the specifics of how this multidisciplinary capstone program came to be and how they manage it.

Key topics:

  • Bringing the real-world to the classroom
  • Promoting student success in their first pre-professional experience
  • Encouraging collaboration across departments
  • Managing a large multidisciplinary experiential program

Presenters:

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A one page handout overviewing the webinar is available here.

Experiential Learning: Building the Feedback Loop

MBA Consultancy – where MBA students work as a team on a real-world project for a real company or nonprofit is one of the earliest forms of experiential learning in business schools. Dr. Thomas Maier presents on the Malloy Group, an MBA consultancy in University of San Francisco School of Management.

Dr. Maier describes in detail how he systematically applies a feedback loop to student projects, using a competency framework borrowed from professional consultancies to student projects and balancing project clients with student learning objectives.

Key topics:

  • Implementing a structred approach to surveys in your experiential projects
  • Operating an MBA Consultancy

Presenters:

  • Dr. Thomas Maier, Director, Malloy Group and Associate Professor at University of San Francisco School of Management
  • David Comisford, Founder of EduSourced

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Experiential Learning: an Integrated Approach

Many educational experiences can fall under the general descriptor of “experiential learning,” including live cases, action learning projects, and external consulting projects. While all of these require students to assess complex business problems and deliver innovative solutions to an external partner, instantiations of experiential learning differ on the degree of guidance provided to students and the level of professionalism demanded of them.

In this webinar, Dr. Sandra Loughlin from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business will describe the developmental approach Smith is taking to conceptualize experiential learning and help students succeed. She will highlight the role of two providers–Real Time Cases and EduSourced–in Smith’s efforts to equip students with the problem solving and client management skills necessary for mutually rewarding engagements with external partners.

Key topics:

  • Preparing students for their capstone
  • Integrating experiential projects into the larger curriculum

Presenters:

  • Dr. Sandra Loughlin, Director Office of Transformational Learning at the Smith School of Business
  • Jeff Bieganek, Executive Director of MBA Roundtable
  • Jennifer Stecklow, Director of Learning Solutions at Real Time Cases
  • David Comisford, Founder of EduSourced

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Managing Client-based Experiential Learning Presented by EduSourced & MBA Roundtable

Presenting findings from a recent 100+ participant survey, Best Practices as shared by seven top MBA experiential programs and an overview of the EduSourced software platform that was designed to manage Client-based Experiential Learning.

Key topics:

  • The state of experiential learning in business schools
  • Specific best practices in experiential learning identified by 7 top MBA programs

Presenters:

  • Anne Ferrante, PhD, Executive Director of MBA Roundtable
  • David Comisford, Founder EduSourced
  • Jackie Wilbur, Executive Director Emeritus MIT Sloan

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Download accompanying white paper here

Developing Students Into T-Shaped Professionals

Dr. Jim Spohrer, IBM’s Global Director for University Programs and Dr. Philip Gardner, Michigan State’s Director of Collegiate Employment Researching Institute present on how universities are using interdisciplinary learning projects to develop students into “T shaped” professionals.

Key topics:

  • A wholistic approach for developing students into professionals
  • managing interdisciplinary learning projects

Presenters:

  • Dr. Jim Spohrer Director of Global University Programs at IBM
  • Dr. Philip Gardner, Director of Collegiate Employment Research Institute at Michigan State University

Action Learning at MIT Sloan: Bringing Management Education to Life

Michellana Jester, Director of Action Learning at MIT Sloan School of Management, presents on Action Learning generally and its application at Sloan specifically. Topics covered include faculty and student engagement and managing the complexity of international labs.

Key topics:

  • Detailing how Action Learning works at MIT Sloan
  • Faculty engagement
  • Student engagement

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Action Learning Webinar Matthew Lynall Purdue Krannert Part 2/2

Matthew Lynall presents his Experiential Learning Initiative (ELI) from Purdue University Krannert School of Management.

Key topics:

  • Avoiding silos when constructing experiential programs
  • Getting institutional buy-in
  • Faculty engagement

Presenter:

  • Dr. Matthew Lynall,  Clinical Professor at Purdue University Krannert School of Management

Action Learning Webinar Andrew Allen University of Illinois College of Business Part 1/2

Andrew Allen presents on Illinois Business Consulting (IBC), the oldest student-led experiential program in the country with 270 students passing through IBC each year.

Key topics:

  • Managing a large, multidisciplinary experiential program
  • Engaging students across colleges
  • Students as consultants

Presenter:

  • Andrew Allen, Director of Experiential Learning at University of Illinois

Experiential learning: From Buy-in to Faculty and Student Engagement Full Video

Engaged Learning Webinar presented by Andrew Allen of University of Illinois College of Business, Roger McCarty of Brigham Young University and Matthew Lynall of Purdue University Krannert School of Management.

Key topics:

  • An overview of experiential learning programs from three separate business schools: Purdue, University of Illinois and Brigham Young.

Presenters:

  • Andrew Allen, Director of Experiential Learning at University of Illinois
  • Dr. Matthew Lynall,  Clinical Professor at Purdue University Krannert School of Management
  • Roger McCarty, Director of Experiential Learning at Brigham Young University