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.

Courses, pedagogical development and research-based knowledge on teaching and learning

Teaching at BI has its own challenges, large classes is one of them. We have therefore developed a package of offers that should meet the needs of lecturers, both new and experienced. You can choose from courses, mentoring or use the knowledge base. 

If you miss something or wish to discuss with us, please contact us. 

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.

Teaching at BI - for PhD candidates

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

Teaching at BI

Teaching at BI is different than teaching at other universities or business schools. Even if you have teaching experience you are offered this program when you are new at BI.

Foundations of Teaching and Learning at BI

"Foundations of Teaching and Learning at BI" is BI's basic pedagogical course, which complies to formal requirements for pedagogy in higher education.

Pedagogical development

You don't have to be new at teaching at BI to develop further as a lecturer. There are several possibilites for further development.

Cases for use in teaching

BI Norwegian Business School is a member of The Case Centre. The Case Centre offers cases from, among others, Harvard Business School, INSEAD and London Business School. Read more here.

Below, you can find a knowledge base on some of the common challenges in teaching.

  • 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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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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    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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