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Case Consortium at Columbia
Case Consortium at Columbia Partner: Various- School of Journalism, et al.
The Case Consortium @ Columbia (CC@C) was founded in 2011 by the Graduate School of Journalism, the Joseph L. Mailman School of Public Health, and the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). The consortium library, administered by the Columbia University Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), now holds more...

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Access: Open to all
Revised: May 2016
Released: January 2011

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IRI Remote Sensing
IRI Remote Sensing Partner: Pietro Ceccato, Michael Bell- International Research Institute
IRIS is a website that uses case-based activities to teach students at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society at Columbia University how to use remote sensing techniques to analyze environmental change and solve problems in climate, health, and disaster management. IRIS is used by students in the IRI...

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Access: Open to all
Released: April 2011

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Lanretam
Lanretam Partner: Helen de Pinho and Lynn P. Freedman- Averting Maternal Death and Disability Program, Mailman School of Public Health
Lanretam is a web-based case study that focuses on the problem of how to reduce maternal mortality by ensuring the implementation of emergency obstetric services (EmOC) services. CCNMTL and Dr. Helen de Pinho, MD, MBA and Lynn P. Freedman, JD, MPH of the Averting Maternal Death and Disability (AMDD) Program...

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Access: Private
Released: October 2010
The Ad Council and AdoptUsKids Case Study
The Ad Council and AdoptUsKids Case Study Partner: Liz Gordon- Business School
Columbia Caseworks of the Columbia Business School and CCNMTL partnered to create the Business School's first multimedia case study environment. Here, students navigate a case via a virtual email inbox as they take the role of an advertising executive who is required to direct marketing decisions to improve adoption rates...

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Access: Open to all
Released: July 2008

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Journalism School Case Studies
Journalism School Case Studies Partner: Knight Case Studies Initiative- School of Journalism
The Knight Case Studies Initiative at the Journalism School collaborated with CCNMTL to create multimedia case studies, which cover a range of topics confronting modern news organizations. The case studies are used in Professor Michael Shapiro's graduate journalism course, Decision Making in the Newsroom, to prepare students for the complexity...

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Access: Open to all
Released: April 2008

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Forced Migration Case Studies
Forced Migration Case Studies Partner: Neil Boothby- School of Public Health
The Forced Migration website contains case studies in humanitarian crises that focus on issues of protection and the moral quandaries of humanitarian action. Included in each case are authentic media resources that are strategically attached to parts of the narratives. The website also features a forum that provides students with a space for raising questions, completing assignments, and analyzing and critiquing any of the media resources or cases as artifacts.

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Access: Columbia only
Released: October 2007

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Washington Post Case Study
Washington Post Case Study Partner: David Klatell- School of Journalism
"Building the Front Page of The Washington Post" is the first case study jointly created by CCNMTL and the Journalism School. It reconstructs how the editors of The Washington Post built the front page of the June 16, 2004 issue, based on the news of June 15. The goal is...

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Access: Private
Released: April 2005

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Educational Multimedia Case Constructor (EMCC)
Educational Multimedia Case Constructor (EMCC) Partner: Angela Calabrese Barton- Teachers College
The Educational Multimedia Case Constructor (EMCC) is a web-based learning environment designed to complement Urban Science Education courses at Teachers College, Columbia University. EMCC is comprised of three primary components: a case workspace, a media library, and a case builder. The environment provides education students with opportunities to observe authentic...

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Released: October 2004
Archived, no longer available.
Epiville: Disease Outbreak Simulation
Epiville: Disease Outbreak Simulation Partner: Dan Herman Lydia Zablotska- School of Public Health
Students play the role of a epidemiologist, gathering facts and deciding actions to curb an outbreak that has struck the fictitious town of "Epiville." The case study uses digital video newscasts and interviews and municipal websites provide information about commerce and diseases in an attempt to mirror real-life situations. Different...

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Access: Open to all
Released: September 2003

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Cost Benefit Analysis in Health
Cost Benefit Analysis in Health Partner: Joshua Graff Zivin- School of Public Health
A set of modules designed to give students an opportunity to experiment with cost benefit problems in the field of healthcare. The students will learn various statistical methods measuring quality of life, powering and sampling, collection and indirect cost data, discounting and sensitivity analysis. By working through the simulations modules...

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Released: January 2003
Archived, no longer available.
Social Work Practice With Older Adults: A Video Archive
Social Work Practice With Older Adults: A Video Archive Partner: Denise Burnette, Ann McCann-Oakley- School of Social Work
CCNMTL and the School of Social Work produced a series of videos depicting social worker/client interviews on four topics in social work practice with older adults and their families. The topics include: coping with chronic illness, active aging, depression, and sexuality in aging. Ten client and social worker interactions were...

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Released: September 2002
Archived, no longer available.
Poles Together
Poles Together Partner: Stephanie Pfirman- Barnard College
In this new core curriculum course at Barnard College, students follow the journeys of polar explorers Nansen, Shackleton, Scott and Amundsen by examining journals kept by the exploration teams, images, and other resources. Using a custom, CIESIN-designed, GIS map tool, students access recent data from the poles to compare the...

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Access: Open to all
Released: September 2002

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Responding to Climate Forecasts
Responding to Climate Forecasts Partner: Jennifer Phillips- Arts and Sciences
Responding to Climate Forecasts: Using Scenarios in the Planning Process is a step-by-step guide for using the strategy of scenario building to generate plans based on climate forecasts. Each step includes a short description of the issues you need to consider, the information you need to gather, and where you...

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Released: July 2002
Archived, no longer available.
Chad-Cameroon Pipeline Project Case Study
Chad-Cameroon Pipeline Project Case Study Partner: J. Paul Martin- School of International and Public Affairs
The Chad-Cameroon Oil Development and Pipeline Project is a $3.7 billion private sector development project comprising some 300 oil wells, which are expected to extract approximately one billion barrels of oil over twenty-five years. The project is the largest private sector investment in sub-Saharan Africa. Led by Exxon-Mobil, the project...

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Access: Open to all
Released: April 2002

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Music Intellectual Property Cases
Music Intellectual Property Cases Partner: Charles Cronin, Jane Ginsburg- School of Law
The Music Intellectual Property Cases project moved to http://mcir.usc.edu. The Music Law Copyright Infringement project provides law students and copyright scholars with access to previously inaccessible materials that may provide new insights into an often opaque area of law. By offering digital renderings of the case documents, relevant music with...

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Released: January 2002
Archived, no longer available.
Rohde to Srebrenica
Rohde to Srebrenica Partner: Anne Nelson- School of Journalism
This project was created for the course "Elements of International Reporting" at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, but can be used in international affairs, political science, and other courses. The website chronicles a journalist's journey through war-torn Bosnia, enhanced by video of Columbia University Professor Anne Nelson's interview...

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Access: Open to all
Released: September 2001

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Video Case Studies for Social Work (CARLA)
Video Case Studies for Social Work (CARLA) Partner: Ned Walsh- School of Social Work
Video was shot and produced to create an interactive case study, Carla. The project aims to train social work students by using lessons derived from the social worker-client interactions. The case studies include information on relevant laws and as well as commentary from the faculty....

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Released: September 2000
Archived, no longer available.