In the news: supply chain course improved with more student engagement

Created on: May 23, 2013

Sometimes explaining isn’t enough to achieve the desired impact on student learning, but doing can make a difference for students – even in courses traditionally taught in large lecture halls.

That was the thinking driving Assistant Professor Regena Scott’s course redesign of IT 23000, an introductory course on industrial supply chain management. As a fall 2012 IMPACT faculty fellow, Scott and graduate assistant Christine Witt worked together to retool two 60-student sections to ramp up classroom engagement by refining course objectives, incorporating real-world skill development and adopting proven instructional technologies with the help of ITaP educational technologists.

The changes resulted in enhanced learning opportunities, such as interactive gaming and competitive simulations, for Scott’s students, many of whom now walk away from the course with a better sense of how a supply chain works.

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