As part of #WorldCaseTeachingDay 2023, The Case Centre invited business and management educators worldwide to share their thoughts and experiences on how they teach with cases now, and how they think the case method will evolve in the future. The results are in!
In the survey we asked a range of questions about the future of case teaching. Topics included:
- case teaching delivery modes: before the pandemic, since the pandemic, and in the future
- case formats: current and expected future use
- changing case formats: reasons and barriers
- developing students' skills:
- what skills will be needed in the future?
- can the case method help?
- how will the case method need to be adapted?
- opinions on the future of case teaching.
A number of key points can be taken from the results of this survey. Educators and institutions engaged in case teaching and writing must pay attention and consider how these factors will affect their focus in the future.
- Case teaching is here to stay - with some small adaptations it will continue to provide the bedrock of skill development for business and management students as their needs change in the future.
- Going forwards educators expect to be teaching cases using a variety of delivery modes - in-person, online and in hybrid/dual-modality.
- Schools and authors must consider the formats in which they are creating cases. Whilst there will still be a place for the - albeit shorter - written case, there is growing demand for technology-driven formats such as video, multimedia, VR and AR.
- The topics that cases explore must continue to evolve to reflect the changing workplace landscape. They must also provide the opportunity for students to expand their digital and technical proficiencies.