Preparing Students for Summer 2020 Exams – EPFL and ETH joint event

Preparing Students for Summer 2020 Exams: How do we support students to succeed after remote teaching?

Date and time: May 27th 2020, 12:15 – 13:15
Location: Online Event, EPFL Zoom room

Zoom Meeting room: https://epfl.zoom.us/j/92972334977

As this is the second EPFL and ETH joint Event, this meeting will take place in an EPFL Zoom room this time.

How do we support students to succeed after remote teaching? What strategies or structures can I provide to help my students get organised and engage productively in learning? This Refresh Teaching event will feature teachers and student representatives from ETHZ and EPFL sharing their plans.

Presenters

Slides, chat protocoll and recording

Chat protocoll of the event

Recording

https://epfl.zoom.us/rec/play/7sB-cu2v_G43HoGX4wSDC_JwW420KKms1iMa-vYJykiyAHQCMVWnb-ZBauVUVyZq9pxvf_oxuQFXzTCn?startTime=1590572898000

Von Thomas Korner an Alle: (12:18 PM)
https://blogs.ethz.ch/refreshteaching/2020-dates-topics/preparing-students-for-summer-2020-exams/
you can find the slides here: https://blogs.ethz.ch/refreshteaching/2020-dates-topics/preparing-students-for-summer-2020-exams/

Von Kamiar Aminian an Alle: (12:25 PM)

It is also important that student send questions about the exam to the forum (e.g. moodle).

Von Thomas Korner an Alle: (12:26 PM)
To all who joined later: you can find the slides here: https://blogs.ethz.ch/refreshteaching/2020-dates-topics/preparing-students-for-summer-2020-exams/

Von Siara Isaac, EPFL an Alle: (12:26 PM)

I like Jean-Philippe’s example of a video of about the exam – we tend to give richer detail verbally

Von Regula Cinelli an Alle: (12:37 PM)

ETHZ Student Services offer Workshops on Planning your learning phase, led by older students – the courses are fully booked, and especially this year (courses executed via zoom) the feedback is, that the interaction between the Peers is highly appreciated. https://ethz.ch/studierende/de/beratung/studienberatung/infothek.html

Von Regula Cinelli an Alle: (12:38 PM)
Maybe the Departments can also support the student’s associations in setting up possibilities for interaction regarding learning

Von Medea Fux an Alle: (12:41 PM)

another alternative or additional idea would be to use a question forum in

Von Medea Fux an Alle: (12:42 PM)

online, so that the questions can be handed in in written form and also at all times, so when I’m solving an exercise and I have a question I can just post it and after that peers and TA can answer them. this is also useful for students who don’t ask questions-.

Von Cecile Hardebolle an Alle: (12:51 PM)
Video recordings of solving exam type exercises by teacher or assistant might be very useful for students

Von Siara Isaac, EPFL an Alle: (12:52 PM)

it sounds like planning to use Kahoot /clickers is a good idea for summer Q&A too -> to help students get feedback on what they have learned, how well their studying is going and also to have a clearer idea of the questions they need to ask


Von Meike Akveld an Alle: (1:00 PM)
Nice idea to post video solutions of old exams!

Von isabelle.sarrade@epfl.ch an Alle: (1:01 PM)

I agree with Simone that a crucial issue for students might be how to deal with the amount of ressources, expecially for first year students

Von Medea Fux an Alle: (1:02 PM)
it would also be an option to create a short explanation video if a question is raised several times

Von Kamiar Aminian an Alle: (1:04 PM)
I put on moodle a Mock test and ask student sto do it during a limited time as is the case during real exam. I record the correction of mock test and also put the solution on moodle and ask student to correct their own sheet and give me back (anonymously) the score.


Von Siara Isaac, EPFL an Alle: (1:08 PM)
Very interesting tension between the advantages and disadvantages of recording
the high threshold for asking questions is an important issue, and raising it further deserves attention