First massive open online course at University of Oklahoma to feature graphic novel

‘Atlas Black' will be taught as part of an online business course at the University of Oklahoma.
by Matthew Price Modified: February 28, 2013 at 5:48 pm •  Published: March 1, 2013
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Author Jeremy Short will show the power of graphic novels in a new business class that's set to be the first massive open online course, or MOOC, offered at the University of Oklahoma.

Starting on June 10, OU professor Jeremy Short will teach “Introduction to Management,” which will use his graphic novel, “Atlas Black: The Complete Adventure,” as one of the texts.

As first reported in The Oklahoman, a study by Short and co-author Aaron McKenny recently showed students retained information better using a graphic novel versus a traditional textbook. The Introduction to Management class will be offered online free. OU students can also take a for-credit option paying standard tuition and using the normal course registration process. The only cost for others is for two books used in the class. Those can be purchased new for less than $100 total.

Short said he will use real-world examples from Oklahoma to showcase the progress of Oklahoma small businesses to the rest of the world. Short has co-authored both traditional as well as graphic novel works including a Harvard Business Case in graphic novel format and the “Atlas Black” graphic novel.

Register for the online course at: http://management.ou.edu.


by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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