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use case

An action that takes place between two entities, typically between the user and the computer. A use case may also be an event that takes place between two computers. See use case analysis.
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As a result of attending the "Enlivening Teaching: Using Discipline-Based Cases to Improve Learning and Teaching Conference" sponsored by Pace University's Center for Case Studies in Education in 2001, we were eager to pursue case method teaching and we now use cases in our classes as a result.
I also frequently use cases from the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science (2005).
This article addresses how faculty from Biology and Geography use case studies and they share two critical incident stories (mini-cases) that they have written and use in their classes.