3 questions about exams in the digital semester at the Institute of Logistics and Management.
Das digitale Sommersemester 2020 war für Studierende und Lehrende eine Herausforderung. Nach der Umstellung der Lehre galt es im Sommer und Herbst auch den Abschluss des Semesters in Form von Prüfungen zu meistern. Unter besonderen Bedingungen mit Hygiene- und Abstandskonzepten waren Klausuren teilweise wieder möglich. Manche Prüfungskonzepte wurden gegenüber vorangegangenen Semestern umgesetllt.
Wir haben die Interviewpartnerinnen und -partner unserer kleinen Sommerreihe zur digitalen Lehre gebeten, uns zu berichten, wie Sie die besonderen Prüfungsbedingungen im Sommersemseter 2020 erlebt haben. Lesen Sie hier den ersten Teil in dem PD Dr. habil. Meike Schröder über ihre Erfahrungen am Institut für Logistik und Unternehmensführung der TUHH berichtet.
Did anything change in the digital semester in terms of the exams you conducted compared to previous semesters?
No, we did not change the examination format. As in previous years, a module exam was written at the end of the semester. We also did not change the content or the assessment of the exam.
I gave the lecture “Logistics Management” in the module “Logistics Management”. The students are usually in the 2nd semester. This year, 62 students took the exam.
How do you assess the learning success of the students in the digital semester?
We always posted learning control questions via “Vips” in STUD.IP during lectures. In addition, the students also had the opportunity to exchange information on the lecture content during the PBL sessions. I think the students engaged more intensively with the lecture content this semester, as they had to study more on their own despite the aforementioned exchange opportunities. Despite all efforts, it was hardly possible to arrange physical study groups.
What conclusion do you draw for teaching from the digital semester and the final exams?
Fewer students took the exam than were originally registered for the lecture in STUD.IP – however, every semester students cancel their registration at short notice before the exam. However, the exam actually turned out somewhat better than last year. So it turned out that in this case, studying under “corona conditions” did not lead to any disadvantage in the achievement of grades – which makes me very happy for the students! Nevertheless, I naturally hope that I will be able to give the lecture here again in the presence of the students in the next summer semester.