Case Websites
Science
• SUNY-Buffalo National Center on Case Teaching in Science. This is the largest
case collection in t...
• The CHANCE Database: Developed cooperatively by Middlebury, Grinnell,
Spelman, UC-San Diego, University of Minnesota, an...
• Epidemiology Case Studies from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are
available at http://www.cdc.gov/eis/casestudies...
• The Business Roundtable has cases on climate change:
http://www.businessroundtable.org/TaskForces/TaskForce/crdocument.a...
• European Case Clearing House: Based on the campus of Cranfield University in
the U.K., the clearinghouse maintains and d...
• European Case Clearing House: Based on the campus of Cranfield University in
the U.K., the clearinghouse maintains and d...
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  1. 1. Case Websites Science • SUNY-Buffalo National Center on Case Teaching in Science. This is the largest case collection in the sciences and is being continuously updated. • University of Delaware PBL Clearinghouse: The PBL Clearinghouse is a collection of problems and articles for teachers interested in using problem-based learning. Teaching notes and supplementary materials accompany each problem. Access to the University of Delaware PBL Clearinghouse collection is limited to educators, who must register; registration, however, is free. • Case It! Case-Based Learning in Biology: Case It! is a National Science Foundation-sponsored project to promote collaborative case-based learning in biology. The project makes use of open-ended molecular biology computer simulations to analyze case studies involving genetic and infectious diseases, including HIV, breast cancer, Alzheimer's, Huntington's, and sickle-cell disease, among others. • Problem-Based Learning in Biology with 20 Case Examples and Critical Thinking in Biology: Case Problems - A Guide for Instructors developed by Peter Ommundsen. • ChemCases: Case-Study General Chemistry Curriculum Supplements: Supported by the National Science Foundation, ChemCases are designed to be used in the second semester of freshman general chemistry course for science and engineering majors to complement conventional text materials. These cases can be viewed online along with the pedagogy and recommendations for incorporating them into chemistry courses. • Environmental Science Case Studies from Lancaster University: Case studies in environmental science, environmental chemistry, pollution science, environmental management, ecology, and geophysical sciences. • Energy and the Environment Cases: A collection of short case studies used in an experimental general education course taught at Cal State Fullerton by Professor Mark Shapiro of the Physics Department. • Beyond Discovery: The Path from Research to Human Benefit: Beyond Discovery is a project of the National Academy of Sciences. It is a series of case studies that identify and trace origins of important recent technological and medical advances. Each case study reveals the crucial role played by basic science, the applications of which could not have been anticipated at the time the original research was conducted. The case studies are produced through a close collaboration between professional science writers and prominent scientists who have been directly involved with the discoveries being described. • The London Natural History Museum Science Casebook: Collection of interactive Web-based cases including the The Beast of Bodmin Moor and Piltdown Man. • UCLA Statistics Case Studies: Brief case studies (with questions) from the Department of Statistics at UCLA.
  2. 2. • The CHANCE Database: Developed cooperatively by Middlebury, Grinnell, Spelman, UC-San Diego, University of Minnesota, and Dartmouth, CHANCE is a case study course to enhance quantitative reasoning with cases on current chance events as reported in the daily newspapers such as the New York Times and the Washington Post and current journals such as Science, Nature, and the New England Journal of Medicine. Science Ethics • ETHEX - Diving Into the Gene Pool: Series of interactive case studies which relate to ethical issues surrounding genetic testing and genetic engineering. Engineering • Engineering Case Studies, Rose Hulman/Carleton University: Collection of information on case studies in engineering including papers on how to write and how to teach using engineering cases. The site includes a catalog of over 250 cases maintained by the Center for Case Studies in Engineering at the Rose- Hulman Institute of Technology which provides abstracts for the cases included and which can be searched by subject. Ordering information is provided. Online reviews are available for many of the cases. • Ergonomics Case Studies: Case studies available through ErgoWeb describe real life occupational hazards and their ergonomic solutions. Each case study consists of a task description, ergonomic risk factors, administrative or design solutions, comments, and vendor information. Engineering Ethics • Engineering Ethics Cases: Collection of brief discussion cases in engineering eithics with links to the actual NSPE Board of Ethics cases on which they were based. • Engineering Ethics: Introducing Ethics Case Studies Into Required Undergraduate Engineering Courses: Eleven detailed cases histories in engineering ethics, including the collapse of the Kansas City Hyatt Regency walkways, written by Texas A&M faculty with funding from the National Science Foundation. Ethics • www.onlineethics.org This University of San Diego case site developed by philosophy professor Robert Ladenson is a collection of 100 ethics cases. The site has many interesting features including online surveys. Medicine
  3. 3. • Epidemiology Case Studies from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are available at http://www.cdc.gov/eis/casestudies/casestudies.htm and http://www2a.cdc.gov/epicasestudies/. • Problem-Based Learning Modules: List of problem-based learning modules available for a fee from the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. • University of Pittsburgh Dept. of Pathology Online Case Studies: Searchable database of pathology case studies. • Joint Program in Nuclear Medicine Teaching Cases: These cases, developed by the Nuclear Medicine Divisions of the Harvard Medical School teaching hospitals, can be searched by browsed by title or author. Comments on the cases can be posted to the Web site. • EnviroDx--Clinical Cases in Environmental Medicine: EnviroDx provides access to well developed and well designed multimedia, computer-based cases on environmentally related diseases. Currently there are two cases available on this website. Dentistry • OralB Series of Dental Hygiene Case Studies Sociology • Sociology Ethics Cases Sustainability/Environmental Studies • This site, with case studies on sustainability, is a great teaching resource. http://www.caseplace.org/ • The TED Case Studies: An Online Journal (www.american.edu/ted/class/all.htm) focuses on the impact of trade and globalization especially as it relates to issues of environment, culture, and human rights. The site includes a large body of cases dating back to 1992. • The World Business Council on Sustainable Development also has a case site: http://www.wbcsd.org/templates/TemplateWBCSD5/layout.asp? type=p&MenuId=ODY&doOpen=1&ClickMenu=RightMenu • GEMI has a couple, one on climate change: http://www.businessandclimate.org/ and one on water: http://www.gemi.org/water/casestudies.htm
  4. 4. • The Business Roundtable has cases on climate change: http://www.businessroundtable.org/TaskForces/TaskForce/crdocument.aspx? qs=68B5BF159FF49514481138A77BE7A7A19BB6487B96A3AB2 • Rocky Mountain Institute has climate change cases: http://www.rmi.org/sitepages/pid173.php#ClimateMSMM and energy cases: http://www.rmi.org/sitepages/pid301.php • Five Winds has some cases: http://www.fivewinds.com/publications/publications.cfm • TED Case Studies. Public Policy, Management, International Affairs • Kennedy School of Government Case Program: The Case Program at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government is the world's largest producer and repository of case studies designed for teaching about how government works and how public policy is made. These cases are intended to facilitate discussion- based, interactive learning about both policy issues and management strategies in the public and not-for-profit sectors. On the website, you can read descriptions of the Kennedy School's almost 1500 cases, as well as find guides to how to teach and learn by the case method. • The Electronic Hallway: Collection of teaching cases, exercises, role plays, workshops, and curriculum planning resources for faculty focusing on public adminstration and public policy. • Georgetown University's Case Studies in International Affairs: Georgetown's Institute for the Study of Diplomacy maintains a Case Study Center whose aim is to promote and distribute case studies among professional, graduate, and undergraduate schools of international affairs. There are two websites associated with the Center, one specifically designed for faculty (see http://data.georgetown.edu/sfs/ecase/) and the other for students (see http://www.guisd.org). Business • Harvard Business School Cases: The Harvard Business School case collection includes over 7,500 cases. • Stanford Graduate School of Business Case List: Listing of cases (many of which have teaching notes) developed by the Stanford business school. • Darden Case Collection: The Darden case collection, maintained by the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia, includes over 1000 cases. Abstracts are available and the collection can be searched by keyword. Cases can be ordered directly online.
  5. 5. • European Case Clearing House: Based on the campus of Cranfield University in the U.K., the clearinghouse maintains and distributes business cases developed by the Cranfield School of Management and the London Business School, as well as the business schools at Harvard, University of Western Ontario, and University of Virginia. The Web site provides telnet access to the COLIS abstract database, which can be searched by subject area.
  6. 6. • European Case Clearing House: Based on the campus of Cranfield University in the U.K., the clearinghouse maintains and distributes business cases developed by the Cranfield School of Management and the London Business School, as well as the business schools at Harvard, University of Western Ontario, and University of Virginia. The Web site provides telnet access to the COLIS abstract database, which can be searched by subject area.

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