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Learninglab

LearningLab is BI Norwegian Business School's resource center for teaching, learning and ICT. LearningLab supports faculty and other staff with pedagogical development and production of digital learning resources, as well as courses and support in software related to teaching.

Pedagogical tips and tricks

Teaching at BI has its own challenges. Luckily there are insights, tools and ideas to turn to on how to solve these challenges. If you miss something or wish to discuss with us, please contact us.

  • Teaching the Executive student

    The difference between teaching a traditional student and an executive student is not huge, but some details are useful to bear in mind.
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  • How to plan a lecture

    There are several tools available to help you plan your teaching, from planning a whole semester to planning parts of a lecture.
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  • How to engage students in large classes

    Large classes is an important part of the BI business model. At the Bachelor level up to 670 students are in one class in the Finn Ă˜ien lecture hall. Also at the Master of Science we have some large classes.
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  • Giving feedback to students

    Is it possible to give feedback to students without using to much time and effort? There are possibilities.
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Courses and training

Both new and experienced lecturers, PhD candidates and other employees at BI can attend courses and training targeted for the teaching role.

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Teaching at BI - for PhD candidates

We arrange seminars for small groups of PhD candidates to practice teaching at BI in the auditorium.

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Teaching at BI

Teaching at BI is different than teaching at other universities or business schools. Our classrooms are different, our class sizes are larger and what is expected from you from the study administration is different than what you are used...

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Teaching Excellence Series

Teaching Excellence Series is BI's professional development courses for lecturers. TES consist of 4 modules offered both in Norwegian and English. Attending all modules and writing a paper will give you a course sertificate.


According to pedagogical research

Here you will find short articles about research on teaching, learning, students and other relevant pedagogical issues.

  • MOOC

    Massive Open Online Courses, MOOCs, are quality courses held by good professors and offered by prestigious universities across the globe. Anyone may participate - and they do!
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  • Blended Learning

    Using blended learning in a course means integrating online learning with traditional face-to-face class activities with a pedagogical intention, and that between 20 and 79 % of the course is delivered online (Arbaugh, Desai, Rau and Sridhar, 2010).
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  • Flipped Classroom

    A simple definition of a flipped classroom is that the traditional classroom lecture is moved out of the classroom, and the activities that formerly took place outside of the classroom is moved in.
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  • Makvis

    As a model for engaging and motivating students, MAKVIS (formerly MAKIS) or KAMPVISE are two mnemonic devices for planning your teaching, presumably dating back to a Swedish work with formal curriculum in the fifties.
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  • Using Kahoot/Clickers

    Do you want quick feedback from the students to see if you have gotten your points across? Or do you want more student engagement? Kahoot or clickers are possible tools to make it happen. Read more

  • The Lecture

    Do you lecture 200 students each Tuesday? Who is the lecture for? How do you make sure the 200 students get what they need out of the lectures?
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  • Who Are the Students?

    Who are your students? Do you have students who are genuinely interested in your class, or are they there to get their diploma and then a job? And how does it impact your lecturing?
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  • What Identifies Good Learning?

    A summary of research done by Biggs and Tang (2011) show that good learning situations are distinguished by the following seven characteristics.
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  • How to plan a lecture

    There are several tools available to help you plan your teaching, from planning a whole semester to planning parts of a lecture.
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Activities

Learninglab activity calendar