Digital and flexible are essential keywords both in the new working life, but also what students expect when it comes to studying and teaching.
New ways of learning
In most subjects, teaching at BI has been a combination of physical lectures and digital teaching throughout the last year. In 2022, BI evaluated the teaching model developed through the pandemic. At the same time, we surveyed current BI students and potential students to learn more about their preferences and needs related to teaching.
The students' answers showed that an attractive study programme is not just about what you study but how, when and where you study. In addition high quality and relevant teaching, students mainly want a combination of physical and digital teaching, as well as a high degree of flexibility.
The findings from the project provided useful input for further development and innovation of the study portfolio in the past year. In the Future Programme Delivery project, BI is looking at how higher quality teaching and the development of digital solutions will lead to a better learning experience for students. In addition, the project will also contribute to further developing BI's physical and digital learning environments.
Educational use of technology in teaching
With cutting-edge expertise in learning design, learning technology, content production and pedagogical competence development, the Learning Centre at BI is an important contributor to the ambition of the school's strategy 2025 to deliver outstanding teaching.
The learning centre is BI's competence centre for learning and using ICT in education. For example, podcasts and videos are tools that have become increasingly integrated into teaching. In 2022, 9,000 videos were produced, with close to 1.5 million views in total. And 90 podcast episodes have approximately 20,000 plays.
New examination tool
BI's former examination tool DigiEx has been gradually phased out in recent years and replaced with Wiseflow. The platform has provided new opportunities for conducting digital exams, and 2022 was the first year in which all BI's exams were conducted in Wiseflow. Autumn 2022 was the first semester with ordinary completion after the pandemic, and we are seeing an increase in digital exams. In 2022, 74% of all exams at BI were digital, compared to 50.5% in 2019.
Important development projects
Several development projects are always ongoing at BI, which will contribute to realising the school's strategic priorities. Some examples of digital development projects that have been ongoing in 2022 are:
- The Degree Planning project will enable BI to handle the students' increasing expectations of flexibility and individual adaptation on the way to a degree while at the same time safeguarding BI's profitability with effective support systems and work processes.
- Erasmus+, the EU exchange programme for students in the EU and the EEA, requires joint digitisation of the dialogue between schools in connection with exchange stays. BI has therefore implemented a new system for exchange in 2022, which provides a better user experience for students and a more efficient and digitised everyday working life for employees.
- The development and implementation of a new application and admissions system at BI that will be user-friendly for students and an effective tool for the administration.