Video lectures are catching on
Since new year, CBS students have experienced a huge increase in the number of vodcasts and video cases. This initiative is part of a large strategy project, which increases the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in the classroom.
A supplement – not a replacement
An important element of this project is the mobile video crew, who operates across the programmes. The crew produces everything from video cases to vodcasts. The students are then able to see parts of or an entire lecture edited with relevant slides and discussions from the lecture.
- A video shouldn't replace active participation or work with the subject, but it is a really good supplement, says Steffen Löfvall, Senior Adviser from the Dean's Office, Education.
- Visual communication is here to stay. The face-to-face teaching will increasingly be supplemented with live transmissions and virtual courses in which videos will play an important part.
Steffen Löfvall is running the ICT project with Associate Professor from the Department of IT Management, Helle Zinner Henriksen. The project has been launched as part of CBS' strategy to increase the use of ICT (information communication technology) during teaching.
The video crew. From left to right:: Regin Fjallsbak, Thomas Rousing, Emil Nørgaard Munk and Yaron Schwartz. Sille Clara Nielsen, Stina Marie Hasse Jørgensen and Annika Lund Jensen are also part of the team.
Among other things, the video productions will be used as a help during the students' preparation for exam. They can choose to see selected lectures and discussions that have taken place during the teaching. They are also able to see lectures in case they have missed one.
Some students are studying abroad for a period and are not able to participate in the teaching activities. In the BSc in Business Administration and Organisational Communication, the exchange students have been offered to follow specific courses at home, while they are abroad. In this way they are taught relevant theory at home, while gaining valuable experience abroad.
The video crew has started to transmit live from special events such as the CBS Case Competition 2011, and in the future selected lectures will be transmitted directly to the internet and other classrooms.
More than 70 productions have been made during the autumn semester, and the number is increasing.
Read more about the project and see some of the videos at teach.cbs.dk.