Case | HBS Case Collection | July 2011 (Revised December 2015)

Assistant Professor Gyan Gupta and the Wet Noodle Class (A)

by Dorothy Leonard and Susan S. Harmeling


Professor Gupta faces three major problems in teaching cases: 1) his students, accustomed to lectures, don't know how to conduct a case discussion; 2) the students are using the Internet to discover the outcome of managerial dilemmas posed in the case; 3) he wants to share the theory he learned as a doctoral student, but can't figure out the appropriate way to integrate theory into the case-based discussion. He seeks advice, particularly about the students' use of the Internet.

Keywords: Business Education; Curriculum and Courses; Learning; Teaching; Cases; Outcome or Result; Internet; Web; Theory; Education Industry;


Leonard, Dorothy, and Susan S. Harmeling. "Assistant Professor Gyan Gupta and the Wet Noodle Class (A)." Harvard Business School Case 912-405, July 2011. (Revised December 2015.)