Lessons from the Googleplex

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Google, faculty, classrooms, relationships, resources, respect


Most research about the 21st-century classroom encourages professors to rely less on lecture-based content delivery and more on timely, relevant, tech-enabled experiential learning. Yet, many business professors are attempting to innovate their teaching methods with little guidance from the business entities where their students will eventually work.

That made us wonder, what could business faculty learn about pedagogical innovation from the most innovative companies in Silicon Valley? Specifically, what could they learn from Google, one of the most successful and internationally recognized companies in history? Google offers us extraordinary lessons about what it takes to innovate and motivate people to design novel services and products. In particular, faculty can learn a great deal about designing more dynamic, innovative, and welcoming classrooms by studying Google’s attention to three factors: relationships, resources, and respect.


Educational Leadership

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