AIB 2008 Annual Meeting
June 30- July 3, 2008
Based on member feedback, AIB is pleased to introduce a limited number of conference sessions on Pedagogy in the AIB 2008 Milan conference. Dr. Roberto Garcia of Indiana University has taken the lead to identify a select set of sessions that will be offered in Milan, held in conjunction with the rest of the AIB conference. Based on feedback from the participants, we will assess the feasibility of officially having a "Teaching IB" track in future AIB conferences.
Currently, the following sessions are being planned:
1. Using Simulations to Teach IB
This session will include demonstration of a couple of IB simulations and a discussion of the use of such simulations as a pedagogical tool in teaching international business and related topics.
2. Integrating Video Clips in Classroom Teaching
There is currently much interest in how short video clips can be used to enhance classroom lectures. This session will include examples of video clip use, sources for clips, technological aspects of integrating clips with your presentation, and discussion of how to use video clips as a teaching tool in international business.
3. Introduction to Country Analysis Frameworks
There are currently several versions of a Country Analysis Framework to analyze markets for international business penetration and operations. This session will illustrate various frameworks in use, as well as additional tools that can be used to help students conduct such an analysis.
4. Using Internet-Based Resources in Teaching IB
A discussion of exercises, activities, and resources available on the Internet can be used for enhanced delivery of IB topics and for introducing interactivity into the classroom.
5. Role-Playing Exercises for Teaching IB
Learning by doing is a powerful way to make abstract concepts more accessible to less experienced students. This session will focus on more traditional role-playing exercises which do not involve intensive use of technology. This session will focus on classroom activities which may enhance cross-cultural understanding and improve negotiation skills.
6. Web Conferencing as a Delivery Method
To address the growing use of, and interest in, distance education, this session will focus on how web-conferencing tools such as Breeze, WebEx, Skype and Yugma, and others can be used for a non-traditional delivery format.
We now have presenters finalized for all of these sessions. We look forward to our inaugural sessions in Milan and hope that you will join us in ensuring that such sessions remain an integral part of future AIB conferences.
P. Roberto Garcia, Ph.D.
Clinical Associate Professor of International Business
Co-Director, Supply Chain & Global Management Academy
Indiana University, Kelley School of Business
Bloomington, IN 47405
Tunga Kiyak, Ph.D.
Academy of International Business (AIB)
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1121, USA