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It's Showtime: Using Movies to Teach Leadership in Online Courses


It's Showtime: Using Movies to Teach Leadership in Online Courses

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Abstract: Online learning is now widely recognized and accepted as a viable alternative to face-to-face teaching. It has opened up learning opportunities for people of many ages in many different locations that previously did not have access to a wide range of educational choices. The continuing challenge is to ensure that online courses embrace the best of both worlds, combining the flexibility and accessibility afforded by the electronic format with the benefits of interaction and... More
Material Type: Open Journal-Article
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Date Added to MERLOT: June 05, 2013
Date Modified in MERLOT: July 28, 2014
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Submitter: Julia Zammit
Keywords: film, learner–learner interaction, virtual teams, teaching tools, collaborative learning, course enrichment


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Primary Audience: College Upper Division, Graduate School, Professional
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Language: English
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Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States


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Avatar for Elizabeth MacDonald
7 weeks ago

Elizabeth MacDonald (Student)

I have not used this information for a course yet, because I am new to teaching in the online environment.  I like the idea, however, and hope to be able to incorporate something like this into future coursework.  I like that the authors combine this particular movie with Kouzes and Posner's book on leadership.  I have not seen the movie, but I have read the book, and I can see how combining both would be an effective way to engage students to reflect on leadership.   As well, when the students interact with their classmates for enhanced discussion this will promote even deeper learning on the topic.  

Time spent reviewing site: Approximately 30 minutes.

Avatar for Joddi Harkness
12 weeks ago

Joddi Harkness (Student)

I thought that this was very informational but not attention grabbing. There were not many visual aids to keep me from straying away. A lot of reading and not enough eye catching material.

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