Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Wanted: Law School and Business School Students

One of the things I think PBworks might be useful for is coordinating a study group.

Back when I was at HBS, it would have come in handy; the members of my group could have set up a wiki page for each case, and we could have collaborated together on the analysis. We could also upload spreadsheets for running the numbers, and the whole thing would be searchable (which would come in handy when cold-called!).

But that was a long time ago, and now that I'm an aged wreck of a man, I need the advice of current students.

Heck, for all I know, HBS now teaches everything via direct neural implant.

If you think you can help, or know someone who can, comment or email me. Thanks!

1 comment:

Tim Mess said...

As a recent MBA graduate for the Daniels College of Business at th University of Denver I have some insight here.

Blackboard has beat you to your idea. Each class at Daniels comes with a Blackboard container to display grades, distribute the syllabus, display a calendar of important dates, etc. It also has team and group tools like discussion boards, wikis, and file exchange. Some professors require that team papers are written using the wiki, so they can see that everyone has contributed both content, comments, and through editing.

Additionally, almost everyone has a gmail account which gives you access to just about the same stuff.

I haven't used PBwiki, but unless it offers better, easier, more available features I think it will be a second thought.