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ISB Teaching Method in Development Forces Students to Read: MBA News

By Tim Dhoul

Updated September 2, 2019 Updated September 2, 2019

The Indian School of Business (ISB) in Hyderabad is working on a new teaching method that will remove a student's temptation to skip course reading material and come to class ill-prepared.

The ‘engaged classroom’ teaching method embeds questions into digital reading material set on a course and makes it impossible for students to flick and skip through its pages without answering the questions.

Student responses at ISB, meanwhile, will be delivered to the course professor, who can also draw on the new teaching method’s technology to seek quick-fire responses in the classroom and ensure a high level of interaction and engagement from all attendees.

Indian School of Business method could be put to use at other schools

“The new technology will enable faculty to pick the relevant and more effective responses during discussion and have a productive discussion,” said Arun Pereira, executive director at the Indian School of Business’ Centre for Teaching, Learning and Case Development.

Pereira, who was behind the extension of the ‘flipped classroom’ teaching method at ISB last year, has produced the ‘engaged classroom’ in collaboration with Creatist, a technology company co-founded by an Indian School of Business alumnus.

The new teaching technology looks set to be used outside of ISB, and indeed India, given time. It is already being trialed by faculty members at the University of Texas at Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management and South Korea’s Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) according to The Economic Times, in addition to being showcased by Indian School of Business faculty at a recent Harvard Business School workshop held in India.

This article was originally published in August 2014 . It was last updated in September 2019

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Tim is a writer with a background in consumer journalism and charity communications. He trained as a journalist in the UK and holds degrees in history (BA) and Latin American studies (MA).

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