Sloan gives free teaching materials

The MIT Sloan School of Management has begun supplying free teaching materials, including case studies and videos

he MIT Sloan School of Management has begun supplying free teaching materials, including case studies and videos, through its latest website, MIT Sloan Teaching Innovation Resources (MSTIR). Most business schools, including Sloan's local rival, Harvard, charge for their case studies and teaching packages.

The material is intended for use in other universities and business schools around the world, free of charge.

"Our goal is to spread knowledge and make a difference in the world of business education - to have an impact on business education and where it is going in the future," says MIT Sloan deputy dean JoAnne Yates. "We want to focus on areas where exciting things are happening and we have a unique contribution to make in management and business education."

The materials on the MSTIR website cover a wide range of industries and geographies. Key focus areas at the moment are sustainability, industry evolution and global entrepreneurship although the school plans to add more subject areas as the site grows.

The school also plans to add management flight simulators for faculty to use with their students. The first set of these will be available by the summer and will include related case studies...


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