The aim of this project is to equip two class rooms with interactive teaching equipment that facilitates cutting edge teaching approaches and that fosters a rich variety of pedagogical methods in the programs delivered by JKU Business School. It will advance internationalization of both students and teaching staff by providing state-of-the-art video conferencing and communication tools. We will choose the configuration of the tested equipment based on evidence collected from both sides of the classroom communication, i.e. students and faculty. The test leads to a rigorous evaluation of the impact of the technical class-room equipment on the perceived teaching quality measured among students and faculty.
The comparison of the perceived teaching quality before and after the update of the equipment will inform the university management and the JKU Business School dean team on the most effective choices for future investments in technical teaching equipment that help to make our in-class teaching more interactive.
The enhanced quality of the teaching programs will not only boost the student intake of JKU Business Schools, but also substantiates our claim of teaching excellence. Faculty members’ and students’ perception of being part of excellent teaching programs, in turn, are the basis for building a strong reputation in the Austrian education market and beyond.