Enhancing Relevance in the Graduate Business Curriculum through Factory Videos

University of Texas at Tyler

The University of Texas at Tyler is creating a virtual manufacturing environment using video feeds from a factory in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico to illustrate concepts discussed in graduate management coursework.



Implementation Dates: August 2012-February 2013

Description: The project aims to immerse students into the factory’s operations, make the classroom concepts more relevant and to personalize the experience by introducing factory staff.

i2i Challenge Ideas being Implemented:

Progress Update August 2012: Virtually Transporting Students into a Factory to Explore Cross-Cultural Management
For students who have never seen the inside of a factory, the University of Texas helps students bring abstract management concepts to life. Hear from the UT's Gus Gordon.