Topics in Teaching and Learning
When: June 8, 2023, 9:00 am - Thursday
Where: Baylor Seminar Room
This session consists of four presentations on teaching and learning. Orneita Burton addresses the importance of adaptive learning technologies to enhance “the learning space”; David Bosch examines the role and impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in business education and how to prepare business students to adapt and thrive in an increasingly AI-driven world; Brad Lemler considers the pedagogical advantages of recent increases in inflation and interest rates in teaching principles of macroeconomics; and Shannon Leinen reports on the motivation for, and efforts to create, an experiential learning course in Business as Mission (BAM).
Orneita Burton, Abilene Christian University, “People Make the Space: Education as Informed by Advanced Learning Technologies”
This study uses a business approach to define design requirements that inform the development of dynamic learning environments to create more inclusive learning spaces for high school and college level education. Adaptive learning technologies have become available where customization of the learning environment is possible to consider cultural differences, environmentally moderated learning style adaptations and adverse social interventions that interfere with student learning. Recent instructional design research incorporates a customer-centric focus on learning where people as students make and define the learning space considering the unique characteristics of the learner.
David A. Bosch, Boyce College, “What Will Be Our Future? Business Education and AI in Christian Colleges and Universities”
This paper investigates the potential effect of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on business education at Christian colleges and universities. As AI becomes more pervasive in society, Christian higher education institutions must consider how to incorporate it into their business programs. The paper thus examines the ramifications of AI on Christian business education, with a focus on curriculum, pedagogy, and teaching strategies. Additionally, the paper evaluates if there are potential benefits that AI can offer to Christian business education, such as aiding students in developing problem-solving and critical thinking skills, while also giving them exposure to modern business world technologies and practices.
Brad Lemler, Howard Payne University, “When Virus Policy Gives You Lemons: Using Recent Increases in Inflation and Interest Rates in Introductory Macroeconomics”
Prior to COVID, historically low inflation and interest rates (both nominal and real) was the experience of introductory macroeconomics students. Such is no longer the case due to the consequences of virus-related policies, giving fall 2022 students a context that was lacking in the fall 2020. The result is greater interest in and understanding of the importance of stable prices, including interest rates that reflect a culture’s historic rate of time preference. In addition, it creates an ideal context for understanding, valuing, and applying what Scripture teaches about honest weights and measures and stable boundary markers.
Shannon M. Leinen, York University, “Business as Mission: A Case-Study of Building an Experiential Learning Course”
Explores a case study of how an online course could be built for distance learners that focuses on informing best practices on the subject of Business as Mission (BAM) for the degree requirements of a Business or Leadership department. Documenting the course building stages, the travel and strategic planning, and the experiential learning component of the execution of BAM. Foundational research gathered to be integrated into the curriculum, implementation of the course design process, the recruitment of BAM students, and the travel learning processes will inform future educational models and training processes.
Chris Barker, Harding University, Convener
- Orneita Burton, Abilene Christian University, “People Make the Space: Education as Informed by Advanced Learning Technologies”
- David A. Bosch, Boyce College, “What Will Be Our Future? Business Education and AI in Christian Colleges and Universities”
- Brad Lemler, Howard Payne University, “When Virus Policy Gives You Lemons: Using Recent Increases in Inflation and Interest Rates in Introductory Macroeconomics”
- Shannon M. Leinen, York University, “Business as Mission: A Case-Study of Building an Experiential Learning Course”