Once again this year our course Assessment Center will be taught in distance learning with a mix of theoretical basics and numerous practical exercises. With the help of the Constructive Alignment concept, the learning objectives, learning activities and examination assessment are optimally aligned and transparently comprehensible for all.
High-quality and varied teaching is the cornerstone of the online Assessment Center course. Due to Corona, this course was already converted to a 100% e-learning concept last year, in which various online tools such as Moodle, Panopto, Mentimeter, Zoom or YouTube were used and support the implementation of innovative forms of teaching and learning, such as the online mailbox exercise, an online role play or an online discussion round. To review the newly acquired competencies, both individual and group work, quizzes via Moodle or even an online observers’ conference were used. For the fictitious filling of a “staff position for sustainability”, teams now have to work out their own assessment centers.
John Biggs’ Constructive Alignment model served as the basis for planning and creating this course. It is important that the learning objectives are aligned with the teaching and learning methods and the forms of assessment. Once planned, this competency-based approach provides guidance for both teachers and learners.
The mix of presenting and activating forms of teaching made it possible to promote the attention and activity of the learners during the course. Our students were enthusiastic and highly engaged! We are already looking forward to the final results.
Mag. Brigitte Hampel
Academic Coordinator Human Resources Management
MMag. Sigrid Maxl-Studler
Academic Coordinator Business Administration, Strategy & Organization