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Cass helps Financial Times launch new digital learning software

Cass academics selected to test MBA Newslines

Cass Business School has been a key institution in helping the Financial Times launch new software to aid students' learning and understanding of real world financial events.

Cass academics and students were specially selected to take part in the beta-testing phase of MBA Newslines, a new digital learning tool that allows lecturers to annotate FT articles online, submit comments and share them with their class or other schools.

Professor Scott Moeller said the tool helps students to relate real world events to coursework and understand views from students and faculty in other parts of the world.

Professor Moeller said: "Using this annotation tool, I can highlight articles and M&A stories for my students that reinforce points that I make or will make in class. This allows me to demonstrate how the material we are covering is timely and that the issues are relevant to companies right now."

Cass MSc Finance student, John Stockel, said: "Case studies are frequently used in courses to bridge the gap between theory and real world application. MBA Newslines complements these by giving students the opportunity to witness cases unfold before their eyes with the direction of annotations from Cass professors. As students, we are always on the go, trying to collect and interpret the vast amount of news and events that cycle throughout the day on top of our daily studies. MBA Newslines is a great way for academics to bring attention to key takeaways from articles that might have otherwise been overlooked."

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