NUCB Business School Transcends Borders With Hybrid Auditorium
9th, 2022 marked the first course of the Spring 2022 semester and
the 2022 academic year at NUCB Business School. As such, MBA, MiM, and exchange
students, many new to Japan, came into campus eager to put their best foot
forward for the new semester. But even hardened 2nd-year students had reason to
be more excited than usual: the MBA Essentials course they were attending would
be the first NUCB Business School course taught in the hybrid delivery format,
through which participants would be joining both on campus and remotely.
by students seated before the course instructor as well as remote participants
from as far as Toronto, discussion sessions brought out varying perspectives
from participants, who interacted with classmates both in person and through
digital interfaces more and more seamlessly as the day progressed.
by similar systems at Harvard Business School and drawing upon more than two
years' experience in developing digital solutions to educational challenges,
the hybrid auditorium system was conceived, developed, and constructed over the
past four months, with participant-centered learning through case method
teaching strictly in mind.
Boasting a high-resolution camera for blackboard visibility, state-of-the-art
audio equipment for ease of communication between participants and faculty, and
multiple displays transporting remote participants from all over the world
straight into the classroom, the hybrid auditorium represents yet another step
taken toward a future full of possibilities for higher learning.