In reference to Appendix C of Web 2.0 new tools, new schools, starting on page 231.
1. How could you create a similar experience for any business education curriculum and/or course?
The primary way I would create similar experiences in business education courses, would be formed through collaboration and teamwork with other teachers in different subject areas. As I partner with other teachers, then we will be able to work together and share our curriculums in hope of continuing to develop challenging and competitive overlapping courses. For instance, I would take the International Business Course and parallel it with the students’ history and English courses through technology and Web 2.0 tools.
2. What do you think is a strength of his scenario?
I think a strength of his scenario is that it encourages students to apply themselves to their education resulting in the course objectives being met. With the competition of the scenario and the application to other courses as well as to life, teachers will observe students desiring and working to win.
3. What do you think is a weakness of his scenario?
A weakness of this scenario is the time involved in setting up this excellent learning atmosphere. Teachers will need to keep-up on different happenings in various courses in addition to developing ways to implement the other courses and material into their own course curriculum.