Anders, A (2016, April). Business Storytelling: Applications for Teaching Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Skills. Association for Business Communication Midwest/Southeastern Conference, St. Louis, MO.
This presentation makes the case for using business storytelling to teach emotional intelligence and leadership skills. In addition to highlighting recent research, it explores diverse models for storytelling including the hero’s quest from Joseph Campbell’s “The Hero with a Thousand Faces,” Dan Harmon’s “Story Circle,” Pixar’s “22 Rules of Storytelling,” and the “Digital Storytelling Cookbook.” The presentation includes examples of activities and exercises that could be used for business communication courses, MBA classes, or even executive training programs.
Anders, A. (2015). Theories and applications of massive online open courses (MOOCs): The case for hybrid design. International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 16(6), 40-62. http://dx.doi.org/10.19173/irrodl.v16i6.2185
Abstract: Initial research on learning in massive open online courses (MOOCs) primarily focused participation patterns and participant experiences. More recently, research has addressed learning theories and offered case studies of different pedagogical designs for MOOCs. Based on a meta-analysis and synthesis of the research literature, this study develops a conceptual model of prominent theories and applications of MOOCs. It proposes a continuum of MOOC learning design that consolidates previous theories into a tripartite scheme corresponding to primary types of MOOCs including content-based, community/tasked-based, and network-based applications. A series of MOOC hybrids are analyzed to demonstrate the value of this model while also clarifying appropriate applications and significant design challenges for MOOCs.
Anders, A (2015, October). Plenary Address: Teaching with Technology: A Few of My Favorite ‘Next Big Things.’ 80th Annual Association for Business Communication Convention, Seattle, WA.
Technology provides endless opportunities for reinventing and reinvigorating our teaching practices and professional expertise. In this presentation, Dr. Anders will share his perspective on the most significant, exciting, and inspiring technological trends and tools emerging on the horizon of business and professional communication.