Occasionally the Dean of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania sits down with the full-time MBA students for a boxed lunch and answers questions for an hour. Typically questions involve boring stuff: curriculum, teaching. That sorta thing.
Today, however, I nearly choked on my chicken salad sandwich when I heard Harker state the following (paraphrased, because I wasn't paying full attention when he said it; I wasn't expecting to have to take down a quote):
Wharton's committed to teaching students to be good learners. Right now, almost every business school is teaching students using the case method, with a mix of lectures and simulations. I think that the next big teaching innovation will come from the area of virtual worlds. Think Sim City or The Sims in a business environment.