Teaching ORMS/Analytics with Cases
Published Online: 15 DEC 2012
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Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science
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Begen, M. A., Krishnamoorthy, S. and Wilson, J. 2012. Teaching ORMS/Analytics with Cases. Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science. 1–13.
- Published Online: 15 DEC 2012
We present our experience with teaching using cases. Case teaching offers many advantages to improve the learning experience; there are challenges in implementing it, but the results are rewarding for both instructor and students. Case teaching can be implemented gradually in a traditional lecture-based Operations Research/Management Science (OR/MS)/Analytics course; in fact, instructors can use cases in tandem with lectures. We start off with a brief discussion of the case method and how cases can fit into an ORMS/Analytics course. Then, we discuss implementation of the case method in class and follow with generic examples of basic and complex integrative cases. Teaching styles and student evaluations and expectations are then covered. We finish up with sections on the advantages and challenges of the case method and some notes on becoming a good case teacher.
- decision making;
- case teaching;