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Interactive Case Study

This is a demonstration of a case-study for self-directed learning using a decision tree, instead of a multi-person discussion. The case features a focal problem to be resolved by the participant. After reading the case, the participant must choose among an initial range of options. The consequences of choosing that option are then presented, followed by additional options, etc. Depending upon the path taken through the decision tree, the ultimate result can be a best outcome, a feasible but suboptimal outcome, or an outcome that is unacceptable. If one of the latter two occurs then the participant is invited to try new paths until the optimal solution is found. Then a multimedia clip can discuss the general principles addressed by the case and reinforce the learning.

Interactive Case Studies are a valuable addition to online course features that can dynamically supplement multimedia lectures and discussions.


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