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Addressing Links Between Climate and Public Health in Alaska Native Villages
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As emissions of heat-trapping bases accumulate in our atmosphere, Earth's polar regions are warming more quickly than at lower latitudes. The rapid environmental changes that result from this warming can have a significant impact on the physical and mental health of rural Alaskans: unpredictable weather and changes in the seasons have made harvesting food more difficult, hazardous, and stressful. The risk of physical injury has also increased, as poor ice, extreme weather, and coastal erosion bring new travel hazards. Increasingly difficult harvest conditions for fish, shellfish, berries, caribou, and sea mammals have also increased concerns about food security. Additionally, declines in snow pack, the threat of drought, changes in lake and river conditions, and damage and disruptions to community water systems have prompted concerns of water security. The climate-related challenge faced by Alaska’s tribal health system is to recognize new health stressors and community vulnerabilities, and then find healthy adaptation strategies in an increasingly uncertain future.

Subject:
Environmental sciences
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
08/09/2016
Addressing Short- and Long-Term Risks to Water Supply
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In 2012, water managers in Fredericktown, Missouri, saw their city's main source of water dwindle. They used the EPA’s Climate Ready Water Utilities program to consider options and develop plans to protect their water source.

Subject:
Physical Science
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
08/29/2016
After Katrina, Health Care Facility's Infrastructure Planned to Withstand Future Flooding
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After catastrophic flooding in New Orleans destroyed two hospitals, the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System is planning a replacement facility that will incorporate resilience against future extreme events.

Subject:
Architecture
Design
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
08/09/2016
After Record-Breaking Rains, a Major Medical Center's Hazard Mitigation Plan Improves Resilience
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Widespread damage from flooding at the Texas Medical Center in Houston revealed the complex's vulnerabilities. Implementing a long-term hazard mitigation plan is reducing future risks.

Subject:
Architecture
Design
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
08/29/2016
Alaska Native Villages Work to Enhance Local Economies as They Minimize Environmental Risks
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As reduced sea ice conditions bring increased shipping and development opportunities to the Arctic, Alaska Native Village Corporations are at the table with resource developers, representing the interests of their people and land.

Subject:
Physical Science
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
08/09/2016
Alaskan Tribes Join Together to Assess Harmful Algal Blooms
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Tribal communities in southeastern Alaska are partnering with federal and state agencies to investigate increasing harmful algal blooms—events that pose human health risks to subsistence harvesters.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
08/18/2016
Alert System Helps Strawberry Growers Reduce Costs
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In Florida's humid climate, strawberry growers are in a constant battle with two kinds of fruit rot. Using a decision support system, they can save money by spraying fields only when the plant diseases are a threat.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
08/10/2016
Anticipating and Preventing the Spread of Invasive Plants
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Finding and eradicating invasive plants is a tough job that requires constant vigilance. County-scale maps that show where invasive plants are and where they have the potential to spread in the future are helping on-the-ground efforts to build the resilience of natural vegetation.

Subject:
Botany
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
08/09/2016
Applications of LinkedIn Learning in Ontario's Post-Secondary Institutions
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Each of the cases in this book reflect a range of approaches and perspectives of using video-based resources to increase learner engagement. The authors, through their work, encourage the reader to contemplate the impact of technology on the learner and the educator. The goal of this collection is to generate ideas for your own implementation, to promote inquiry, and to grow the community's knowledge.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
eCampusOntario
Author:
Anne-Marie Taylor
Date Added:
03/09/2020
Assessing Climate Risks in a National Estuary
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Stakeholders of the Morro Bay National Estuary Program in California worked with resources from the EPA's Climate Ready Estuaries program to identify their climate risks. Their results helped them prioritize actions for building resilience.

Subject:
Atmospheric science
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
09/20/2016
Assessing the Timing and Extent of Coastal Change in Western Alaska
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An interactive map based on four decades of satellite images helps residents, resource managers, and stewards of the land anticipate and plan for coastal change.

Subject:
Geography
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
08/29/2016
BC Open Textbooks – Open Policy Video – Open Washington: Open Educational Resources Network
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Sustainability is not so much about ongoing grant funding but about baking this into the regular daily operations of an institution.” This segment tells a story of a highly successful Open Textbook project in British Columbia, Canada and how the project sustained momentum and funding. Stacey and Burgess, former and current Directors of Open Education at BCcampus first discuss the history of the Open Texbook Project and illustrate the key elements that influenced the initiative’s early success. One of the key elements they identify is their continuous data collection effort around student access and student affordability. They also discuss the recent growth in the adoption of OER and report that there have been 103 open textbooks in the BC collection. In discussing sustainability and capacity building across the system, they point out that sustainability is not so much about ongoing grant funding but about integrating this into the regular daily ...

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
Date Added:
01/13/2021
Bad Breath: An integrated case study of alcoholic liver disease for first year medical students.
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Albert Pate (fictional patient name), a 52-year old Caucasian male, returns to your office to receive results from tests that you have ordered. He originally presented to your office with his wife Lady Pate because they were concerned about his bad breath. After a thorough examination, you decide to send Al for some lab work. Today is the follow up visit.

Subject:
Health and Medical Science
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
University of Houston
Author:
MBA and Kevin Rowland
MD
Omar Matuk-Villazon
Date Added:
10/01/2020
Big Dog's Case 1 - Quest Computer Corporation
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"Sharable learning object on leadership competencies -- but using a business rather than health care model. Includes an illustrative and interactive Performance Typology Map and many other excellent links to aspects of leadership and performance.
Contains a case study to illustrate leadership failure."

Subject:
Educational media
Nursing education
Geriatric nursing
Nursing
Material Type:
Assessment
Case Study
Reading
Date Added:
09/23/2008
The Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe Undertakes Innovative Action to Reduce the Causes of Climate Change
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The Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe—a federally recognized Native American tribe in California—was one of 16 communities selected as a 2015–2016 Climate Action Champion by the Obama Administration for exceptional work in response to climate change.

The Tribe began its strategic climate action planning in 2008 and has become a regional leader in greenhouse gas reductions and community resiliency measures. To date, the Tribe has reduced energy consumption from 2008 levels by 35 percent and has committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2018, utilizing a range of approaches—including aggressive energy efficiency upgrades, developing on-site renewable energy (biomass, solar, fuel cells, grid battery storage), and switching to green fuels (electricity and biodiesel).

Subject:
Environmental sciences
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
11/03/2016
Book Clubs in Academic Libraries: A Case Study and Toolkit
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This toolkit is designed to inform the academic librarian about book clubs hosted in an academic library. The toolkit guides academic librarians through building meaningful and effective book clubs at their institutions through an overview of extant literature, the results of a cross-institutional survey, a case-study, and through a series of best practices. It provides the academic librarian with language about the vision and value of such a program.

Subject:
Literature
Information Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Case Study
Provider:
University of Washington Libraries
Author:
Alaina C. Bull
Johanna Jacobsen Kiciman
Kari Whitney
Date Added:
03/09/2020
Boosting Ecosystem Resilience in the Southwest's Sky Islands
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Conservation organizations teamed up to document the climate vulnerability of mountain springs that support unique ecosystems. Now, the Alliance they formed facilitates restoration work to enhance habitats and improve resiliency.

Subject:
Atmospheric science
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
08/09/2016
Bracing for Heat
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Building on lessons learned over several summers, Kristin Raab—Health Impact Assessment and Climate Change Program Director in the Environmental Health Division of Minnesota’s Department of Health—packaged information from diverse communities into a cohesive toolkit that communities of all sizes can use to prepare for heat waves. The Minnesota Extreme Heat Toolkit describes changing weather conditions in Minnesota, the magnitude of potential health consequences from extreme heat, and key steps communities can take to prevent heat-related illnesses and deaths. The toolkit acknowledges that extreme heat response plans will vary with the size of the community and the habits of its residents: examples from the mostly rural Olmsted County and the urban centers of Saint Paul and Minneapolis illustrate a range of community plans that could be useful in Minnesota and beyond.

Subject:
Atmospheric science
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
09/22/2016
Browser-Based Tools Show Current and Historical Crop Cover and Health
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To manage their businesses successfully, farmers and food production companies need to know what crops are in the ground and how well they are growing. A pair of easy-to-use online mapping tools provides this information for growing seasons in the past and present.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
08/09/2016
Building Smart in the Floodplain
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The city of Fort Collins, Colorado, found a win-win solution to problems it faced with 100 acres of abandoned property. The city now enjoys new green space, improved floodwater management, and a boosted economy.

Subject:
Physical Science
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
08/29/2016
Case Scenarios In Pediatric Practices
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Pictures are very important complimentary teaching materials. They provide vivid visual impressions to aid clinical students in making diagnosis. This clinical materials were captured during clinical sessions on ward rounds and specialist consultations. The case scenarios developed around the pictures are intended to achieve the following objectives.

Subject:
Health and Medical Science
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
University of Michigan
Provider Set:
open.Michigan African Health OER Network
Author:
Joslin Dogbe
Date Added:
04/17/2012
Case Study: Is it Time for an NPIP like Program for the US Pork Industry?
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The National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) is an industry, state, and federal partnership that has long played a central role in bettering the health of US poultry and improving the competitiveness of the US poultry and egg industries.[1] The objective of this communication is to report the findings of a case study of the NPIP undertaken in 2018. The primary aims of the study included seeking a more in-depth understanding of the NPIP, clarifying how NPIP differs from and complements the Secure Food Supply Plans for the US poultry and egg industries, and assessing the needs and potential applications for establishing a similar program for the US pork industry (e.g., “US Swine Health Improvement Plan”).

Subject:
Agriculture
Zoology
Nutrition
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
Iowa State University
Author:
James Roth
Jeffrey Zimmerman
Kerry Leedom-Larson
Pamela Zaabel
Rodger Main
Date Added:
03/09/2020
Cases on Leadership for Equity and Justice in Higher Education (CLEJHE)
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CLEJHE is an open-access, double-blind peer-reviewed journal of case studies intended to aid in the preparation of leaders at all levels of higher education.

Subject:
Business and Marketing Education
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
School of Education and Human Development at University of Colorado Denver
Author:
Brian DeLevie
Dan Lawrence
Diane Hegeman
Jacquelyn Ray
Paul Zastrocky
Remi Kalir
Scott Bauer
Date Added:
08/29/2021
Climate Data Inform Recovery Plan for Endangered Butterfly
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After a butterfly species disappeared from a location where it had been found for many years, conservation professionals accessed climate projections to identify potential habitat for its recovery.

Subject:
Ecology
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
08/09/2016
Climate Outlooks Help Water Supply Planning
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When water utility personnel recognized their groundwater withdrawals were damaging ecosystems in the Tampa Bay area, they found new ways to reduce their dependence on it.

Subject:
Physical Science
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
08/09/2016
Climate Outlooks Increase Farmer's Odds for Success
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From weeks-long dry spells to extreme precipitation events, farmers face significant challenges in bringing crops to market. Here’s how one grower uses seasonal climate forecasts to increase his chances for success.

Subject:
Atmospheric science
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
08/09/2016
Climate stressors and impacts
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Anticipating increasing demand as well as changes in the timing and amount of future water supply, state agencies and researchers are gathering information to help decision makers plan for Colorado's water future.

Subject:
Atmospheric science
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
08/09/2016
College of Menominee Nation's Sustainable Development Institute Builds Capacity for Tribal Climate Change Adaptation
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Climate change poses a threat to the traditional livelihoods and the sustainably managed forestlands of the Menominee Nation. However, climate change also presents an opportunity—a chance to apply indigenous knowledge to adapt and sustain native communities, and for the Menominee Nation to share its understandings with others seeking to address this global issue.

Subject:
Atmospheric science
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
08/09/2016
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes: Applying the Values Taught by Our Ancestors
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Incorporating elders’ wisdom in the process of systematically analyzing climate impacts and vulnerabilities in nine categories of tribal life prioritizes actions to take to enhance the evolution of an ancient culture, while protecting tribal traditions.

Subject:
Ecology
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
08/09/2016
Confronting Shoreline Erosion on O‘ahu
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Each winter, massive waves attract surfers and visitors to the North Shore of O‘ahu in Hawai‘i. Some years, the waves cause severe erosion, and continuing sea level rise will accelerate this issue. Residents and the state are taking steps to preserve homes and beaches.

Subject:
Atmospheric science
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
08/09/2016
Designing Tech Policy
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The Design Case Studies offer instructors with a starting point for introducing students to the design of technology and policy. Students work with value sensitive design methods to develop tech policy solutions.View or download the PDF version here.

Subject:
Educational technology
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
University of Washington Libraries
Author:
David Hendry
Date Added:
09/28/2020
Developing Monitoring Programs for Protected Lands in Alaska
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Coastal habitats and archeological sites in western Alaska are at risk from coastal erosion. Researchers are documenting current assets and vulnerabilities so managers can make informed decisions.

Subject:
Environmental sciences
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
08/09/2016
Developing and Using an Index to Guide Water Supply Decisions
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It's not easy to keep faucets flowing year-round in southwest Florida. To make sure their customers can get ample clean water at a good price—even through dry seasons—water utility managers crafted a useful index to help them decide which water sources to use.

Subject:
Physical Science
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
08/09/2016
Domestic Violence in Immigrant Communities: Case Studies
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“Domestic Violence in Immigrant Communities: Case Studies” is a freely accessible eCampus Ontario Pressbook containing case studies of immigrant women experiencing domestic violence to be used as educational materials. The book highlights the complexity of domestic violence cases in immigrant communities and the different legal processes that these women encounter in seeking justice and the challenges they face in relation to re-establishing their own lives and the lives of their children. The book contains questions for reflection; a description of legal processes involved in DV cases, and a glossary of the terms used throughout the case studies.

Subject:
Cultural studies
Gender studies
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
eCampusOntario
Author:
Archana Medhekar
Bethany Osborne
Ferzana Chaze
Purnima George
Date Added:
04/09/2021
Dredging Pumps and Slurry Transport
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The purpose of this course is to convey knowledge of the various physical processes associated with slurry handling and transport during dredging. This knowledge is needed for the design of dredging equipment and for planning efficient equipment operations. The various processes are discussed and theories and simulation models that describe the processes are presented and compared during the course. The course can be broken down into four elements: 1. Pumps and engines a. Pump characteristics and cavitation b. Influence of particles on pump characteristics. 2. Hydraulic transport in pipelines a. Two-phase (solid-liquid) flow through pipelines b. Newtonian slurries c. Non Newtonian slurries d. Inclined and long pipelines. 3. Pump and pipeline systems a. Operation point and areas b. Production factors. 4. Case studies

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Case Study
Full Course
Lecture Notes
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
Dr.ir. A.M. Talmon
Date Added:
01/12/2021
Early Warning Information Increases Options for Drought Mitigation
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In the growing season, farmers and ranchers keep a watchful eye for any sign of drought. Early warning information can increase their range of options for dealing with the lack of water.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
09/08/2016
Elevated Rehabilitation Facility Functions Flawlessly Through Hurricane Sandy
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During Hurricane Sandy, as the storm surge incapacitated buildings all along the New York and New Jersey coasts, Seagate Seagate Rehabilitation & Nursing Center functioned precisely as planned. At the peak of the storm, floodwaters filled the parking area and reached the lobby door, but did not enter the building. Emergency power generators remained safe and supplied backup power for four days despite an area-wide power outage. The nursing home’s emergency plans for food and medical supplies enabled staff and patients to shelter in place despite limited transportation for incoming supplies. Seagate not only provided continuous care to its residents during and after Sandy, it also assisted local community members seeking food and shelter.

Subject:
Architecture
Design
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
08/09/2016
Engaging Stakeholders in Planning for Sea Level Rise
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Sea level rise is changing the shoreline of San Francisco Bay, endangering homes, habitats, and vital infrastructure. Stakeholders from a diverse array of sectors around the Bay are participating in preparations through a regional partnership.

Subject:
Environmental sciences
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
08/29/2016
Event Management Case Study: Cultivating Stakeholders for Special Events
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Cultivating stakeholders is a critical part of event management. This application activity covers the following four-stage process for involving stakeholders in an event: identification of stakeholders, classifying stakeholders, assessing stakeholders, and maintaining stakeholders. A case study is provided for students to apply to cultivating stakeholders in an industry example.

Subject:
Hospitality management
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Case Study
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Iowa State University
Author:
Eric Olson
Date Added:
01/12/2021
Event Management Case Study: Market Segmentation of Festival Attendees of an International Festival
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In the market segmentation of festival attendees’ application activity, students will review a mini-lecture material related to market segmentation, target marketing, and event positioning. Students will then apply the concepts of marketing segmentation, target marketing, and event positioning by analyzing data collected from an international music festival to establish the target market of the international music festival.

Subject:
Hospitality management
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Case Study
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Iowa State University
Author:
Eric Olson
Olson Eric
Date Added:
01/12/2021