Webinar: Appropriate Instructional Tools for Teaching IB




Jacobus F. Boers

Assistant Dean for International Engagement & Senior Lecturer in International Business at Georgia State University


Webinar recording from April 29, 2020

Presentation Slide Deck


Technology enabled teaching revolutionized the classroom and is moving learning online. Join us as Jacobus Boers, Senior Lecturer in International Business at Georgia State University, shares Appropriate Instructional Tools for Teaching IB:  Considerations in selecting tools to accommodate the differences in an IB course designed to be taught in face-to-face, blended, or online format.

Over the past 12 years, Jacobus has experimented, developed and refined the art of teaching with technology in all modalities from fully face-to-face to various forms of blended delivery to fully online. He also completed certificates offered by the GSU-CETL and AASCB for teaching in online and blended formats. Based on trusted teaching and learning theory, he will share an approach to the selection of content, activities and assessment tools in different delivery modes to optimize learning and achieving desired outcomes. A master teacher, he brings the practical experience of a successful international business career to the classroom, where he combines the lessons of research, theory and practice.


About the Speaker

Jacobus F. Boers

Assistant Dean for International Engagement

Senior Lecturer in International Business

J. Mack Robinson College of Business

Georgia State University


Jacobus F. Boers is a professor in GSU’s Institute of International Business with areas of expertise in emerging markets; market entry strategies and tactics in the technology sector; and small/medium-sized enterprises in international business. He brings the practical experience of a successful international business career to the classroom, where he combines the lessons of research, theory and practice.   A master teacher, he has completed certificates in teaching online and blended formats from the GSU-CETL and AASCB.

He serves as assistant dean for international engagement in the Robinson College of Business, where he oversees exchange and study abroad programs, institutional partnerships and international experiential learning efforts.  In addition to his teaching and administrative role, Jacobus has the led directed study abroad programs to South Africa, India and the United Arab Emirates and China, focusing on the global elements of business while addressing both disciplinary rigor and intercultural experiential learning.

Boers has served as CIBER’s coordinator for instructional technologies assisting with all types of instructional technology, helping disseminate pedagogical resources for teaching international business, and sharing his teaching expertise by speaking in workshops, conferences and events.  He specializes in the use of technology by teams collaborating across distance and borders to solve difficult business problems, manage people and lead organizations.

Prior to joining GSU in 2007, Jacobus maintained a consulting practice providing management consulting services to a broad range of clients on the selection of appropriate international markets strategies, developing market entry and direct investment plans, and operational implementation of plans. He has served as chairman of the Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce in Georgia and the Georgia Council for International Visitors.  He continues to be active in the metro Atlanta business community, engaging in the growth of the city and state’s global business networks.  He frequently speaks in public on topics ranging from international career opportunities for young professionals to the role of education in global competitiveness or on Africa, a topic close to his heart.



The International Business Webinar Series is a project of the national CIBER Minority Serving Institution (MSI) Consortium, led by Georgia State University CIBER and sponsored by CIBERs at Florida International University, George Washington University, Indiana University, Loyola Marymount University, Michigan State University, Temple University, Texas A&M University, University of Colorado-Denver, and the University of Maryland. This program is partially funded by the U.S. Department of Education.



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