Maintaining Rigor, Spontaneity in Asynchronous Online Case Studies

Faculty members in the business department at Brigham Young University-Idaho were skeptical about the prospect of creating a totally asynchronous online business management program. The use of case studies was the biggest sticking point. Case studies are an integral component of the business management curriculum. They require students to think critically, answer questions spontaneously, engage in class discussion, and provide and receive feedback. How might this work in an asynchronous online environment?

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