Constructive Critiques is a combined session with two presentations as outlined below, and a constructive critique by Larry Kelly
Measuring The Student Learning From On-Line And Hybrid Courses: Does Design Matter?
The purpose of this workshop is to explore the relationship between the designs of an on-line course with student learning. In the present proposal we discuss the importance of course design, communication, instructors’ feedback, and measuring student learning. Appropriate design of an on-line course would increase student learning and teaching effectiveness.
The workshop is targeted for new and experienced faculty members, administrators and institutions that are concerned about outcome assessment of hybrid and fully on-line courses. The content of the workshop applies to courses offered to experienced professionals (MBA for professional students), undergraduate courses and traditional graduate students.
• Measuring learning outcome for hybrid courses. E.g., course projects, case analyses, and other activities.
• Developing measurable learning outcomes for on-line courses. E.g., projects, case analyses, activities, and exams.
Mohsen Modarres, presently teaches at CSUF management department. He received his Ph.D. in Business Administration from the Washington State University in 1996 and his M.A. and M.S. in Economics from the University of Nebraska in 1982-84. He has consulted with Aero-Space corporations in the information technology area.
Creativity in course design and assessment: A conventional approach to globalization followed by a skunkworks approach to the risks inherent in globalization
By Abdel El-Shaieb, Mark Fruin, Asbjorn Osland, Arvinder Loomba, & Majesh Rajan, all of the College of Business, San José State University
Globalization is often defined as the economic and cultural interdependence that has resulted from falling trade barriers. However, we adopted a critical perspective and defined it as a capitalistic and hypercompetitive process that has resulted in an increasingly interdependent and polarized world characterized by weakened human and nation-state rights relative to ascendant transnational firms and degraded, over-developed natural and human environments. A key aspect of assessing this perspective is to look at the risks inherent in globalization. The learning goals for the risk module are the following: 1. understand risks associated with globalization in the financial arena; 2. appreciate complexity of outsourcing U.S. jobs; 3. assess enterprise management risks; 4. describe environmental risks inherent in globalization; and 5. describe cultural risk associated with the interdependence and commercial domination that characterize globalization.
University faculty interested in presenting controversial themes portraying the risks associated with current business practices or trends (in this case, globalization) while avoiding a specific political agenda that would alienate some students.
Asbjorn Osland, management professor at San Jose State, writes about international human resources, entrepreneurship and other topics. Over the past several years he has worked with two dozen different people on writing projects or grants. His interest in globalization developed through 15 years of work overseas, mainly in Latin America.
Arvinder Loomba is a Professor in Operations and SCM at San Jose State University. He has served as director of Pacific Rim Institute. He currently serves as a Fulbright Program reviewer, as an Advisor-in-Residence at an industry incubator, has published extensively and serves on editorial boards of several respected academic journals.
Mahesh Rajan (b. 1960) – is an Assistant Professor at San Jose State University, California with prior teaching assignments at the Michigan Business School, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Australian Graduate School of Management, University of New South Wales, Sydney; and School of Global Business and Economics, Nagoya University of Foreign Studies, Nagoya. He received his PhD in International Buisness/Business Policy & Strategy from the University of California, Irvine. His research intetests are in the areas of corporate strategy, global business, Asian economies and management practices, and emerging markets and development issues. He has several publications, refereed presentations in reputed academic conferences, and recipient of a few prestigious research grants and fellowships. He has extensive experience in the private sector in India, the United States and Japan. He is fairly fluent in Japanese and some proficiency in French. He can be reached at email@example.com