Business Education

SolveBoard can be a powerful resource in business education. By making it easy to develop and interact with business models and concepts, professors and students can accelerate the learning process. What used to be the domain of PowerPoint or a Notepad, now becomes a richer, more interactive experience with SolveBoard. Below are some examples of how SolveBoard can be used to improve business education.

Christian is a business strategy professor. He uses SolveBoard to teach business models and other complex concepts to students. 

From SWOT Analysis to the BCG Matrix, Professor Christian covers it all. As a professor of business strategy, it is his job to train students how to use traditional business models as well as more recent additions. He used to have students utilize PowerPoint for tools like SWOT Analysis, but felt that it did not allow students to go into great detail about the various factors. With SolveBoard though, students can go in depth about the various points in SWOT, making the experience more meaningful and engaging. Professor Christian is able to provide students with a more engaging and meaningful experience, by utilizing SolveBoard to teach about business tools.

Professor Christian utilized SolveBoard to develop a Marketing Mix Model that he shared with students. Each student saved a copy of the template and then customized it according to the product they were assigned.

Kathy is a business student. She uses SolveBoard with her group to break down business case studies, so that they might understand them better. 

 
Kathy regularly is assigned case studies to do with classmates. Some case studies are quite complex and difficult to understand clearly. Conveying various ideas and opinions is difficult sometimes with her group. So Kathy uses a SolveBoard model to break case studies down into pieces, which she then shares with her group. This provides clear talking points and she updates the model as her group works to resolve the questions and issues regarding the case. At the conclusion of the case study she provides the model link to the professor, if he or she wishes to review it. Kathy is able to engage more effectively with educational materials when using SolveBoard.
Notice how Kathy includes the questions and potential answers on the first page of the canvas, keeping her team focused on what needs to be resolved. By sharing this model, her teammates can visit it at any time.

Cindy is a professor of finance. She uses SolveBoard to set up question and answer forums for the various topics she covers in her class.

 
Cindy teaches a large finance class at the local community college. She has to cover a lot of material quickly so she does not have time in class to answer all of the student questions that come up. However she wanted to answer them and make sure other students had access to those questions and answers as well. So she used SolveBoard to set up a question and answer model, where she posts various topics that she covers and students can ask questions about them, for which she or other students provide answers. Cindy is able to cover material a lot faster, while also making sure that students have their questions answered, by using SolveBoard.
 
Notice how lesson has it’s own talk element. That focuses conversation and makes the discussion more value added as opposed to reviewing a general class forum for the information you need.
 

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