Communications of the IIMA


This paper makes a case for teaching without a text by employing cloud-based resources. It covers problems commonly associated with the use of texts, outlines a process for developing courses without textbooks, uses the author’s e-commerce course as an example of applying the process to a course, and reports the preliminary results of using this process in terms of both student performance and student reaction to working without a text. Suggestions are made regarding how others may proceed to employ this strategy in their own courses.