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

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 communication as seen in the face-to-face classroom. Carefully choosing movies that demonstrate course concepts and integrating them into the online course curriculum provides an excellent platform for learner–learner exchange and engagement and can increase communication and collaboration among participants.... Show More
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Elizabeth MacDonald
4 years ago

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.
Joddi Harkness
Joddi Harkness (Student)
4 years ago

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.

Used in course? Yes