Sustainability is “a bit like teenage sex. We all like to say we’re doing it, but few people actually are and those who are do it poorly”.
At least according to Morten Westergaard, head of climate and energy from Middelfart Municipality and panellist at the Green Business Forum at CBS.
But talking can also be the start of something.
For the first Green Business Forum held at CBS, students, faculty and business professionals teamed up to share ideas and address pressing questions that can push the green transition.
Is it a cure for writer’s block, or a tool for cheating? Will it bring the end of education as we know it? The latest developments in AI text generators, most famously ChatGPT, are forcing us to rethink writing, teaching and learning.
CBS cannot detect if students use Artificial Intelligence to cheat on exams. The university has therefore initiated a review of all exam questions to test generative AI and its ability to solve student assignments. ChatGPT will soon be taking CBS exams.
Shop closures, digitalization, sustainability and property investment are among the topics and challenges tackled by a new CBS minor developed in close collaboration with the Danish Property Federation. “They asked for our help and knowledge, and it’s CBS’ duty to deliver,” says the Academic Director.
A pack of teaching materials with neatly produced videos, quizzes and audio bites for teachers across CBS is in the making. The aim is to give teachers time to focus on their strengths – for example, being present in the classroom with their students rather than fiddling with home-made videos.
Starting from the fall semester, new students will have to pass a course on academic integrity. About 30% of the students are unsure about the rules, says Senior Adviser from CBS Library. Also, a new network is bringing together teachers, researchers and administrative staff to help students understand how to avoid academic misconduct and prevent plagiarism anxiety.
Associate Professor Attila Márton wants to teach his students to think of digitalization as something that can be as polluting as dumping wastewater in a river. Therefore, he has transformed his course in Advanced Strategic Information Management to turn students into digital ecologists.
The corona saturation point was reached long ago, and it shows in the virtual classrooms, where students and teachers are struggling. Could a little compassion help? Yes, claims Teaching & Learning.
More flexible room planning and a sign-up system could be ways to make more teaching activities available on campus, suggests Professor Michael Mol, who feels recognition from the Senior Management for his own and his colleagues’ teaching efforts this year has been sadly lacking.
Thanks to two business simulation games, CBS students are learning the complex theories and mechanics behind running a business. “I had to lay off a supplier because he didn’t do his job well enough,” says a student.
Teachers’ and students’ experiences of the spring semester’s online teaching are described in a comprehensive new CBS survey. Mainly the quality of the teaching and students’ motivation has been rated lower. “I’m not surprised,” says CBS’ Associate Dean for Technology-Enhanced Learning, who hopes that the knowledge can improve the quality of future online teaching.
In a new ‘mini’ survey conducted by CBS Students, 54 percent of 114 students across 26 study programs at CBS expressed dissatisfaction with this spring’s online teaching. CBS researchers agree that online teaching has its limits.
The start-up, Lix, has made what aspires to be the “Spotify for textbooks”, an online platform from which you can already access more than 70 percent of CBS’ curriculum. Lix wants to revolutionize the textbook with online features such as instant messaging and quizzes. However, the digitalization of textbooks might lead to us learning less, in the end, argues Jakob Ravn, Chief Consultant at CBS.
“Don’t just take up the same waltz as others, create your own dance,” says Mark Brown, professor in digital learning, Dublin City University, Ireland. He encourages the initiators at CBS to remember that blended isn’t just a big idea in itself, rather, it should serve big ideas in students when they kick off their new five-year blended learning project.