A faculty member at New York University’s Stern School of Business entered Amanda Justice’s office, apparently after binge-viewing Breaking Bad. “He asked me if we could end [his videos] with a cliff hanger,” recalled the educational technologist. She remembered thinking, “This is an operations course. I don’t really know off the top of my head how we could get Breaking Bad-level engagement and trauma into it.”
On the other hand, that’s just the kind of challenge Justice and her colleagues on Stern’s Learning Science team within the W.R. Berkley Innovation Labs like to tackle. Maybe they wouldn’t be dealing with an “insane meth problem at the end of the lecture,” but they could certainly come up with new ways to engage students and make them care about the outcome of a given topic after a video is over.
[ Read the original article at Campus Technology. ]
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