Fog, Benedikte3; Ulfkjær, Jacob Kanneworff Stigsen2; Schlichter, Bjarne Rerup4
1 Department of Management, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University2 AU Studies Administration - AU Studieadm., ASB, Aarhus BSS Administrative Centre, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University3 Aarhus Universitet, Business Administration4 Department of Management, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University
- a case study among of first semester business students
The study of business information systems has become increasingly important in the Digital Economy. However, it has been found that students have difficulties understanding the practical implications thereof and this leads to a motivational decreases. This study aims to investigate how to optimize the use of video to increase comprehension of the practical implications of studying business information systems. This qualitative study is based on observations and focus group interviews with first semester business students. The findings suggest that the video examined in the case study did not sufficiently reflect the theoretical recommendations of using video optimally in a management education. It did not comply with the video learning sequence as introduced by Marx and Frost (1998). However, it questions if the level of cognitive orientation activities can become too extensive. It finds that video should be introduced early during a course to prevent students’ misconceptions of working with business information systems, as well as to increase motivation and comprehension within the academic area. It is also considered of importance to have a trustworthy person explaining the practical implications to the students since it increases credibility of a video. Lastly, it is important to make sure that the sound quality of a video is good in order to prevent unnecessary distractions.
Optimal use of video, Business information systems, Undergraduate Students, Teaching,
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VI International Conference for Young Scientists and Students, 2013