Good Practice aus der Online-Lehre!

Christian Cech: Quizzes and assignments for inherent performance assessment

» ILV Measurement of Market Risk | ARIMA (MA) |

This is a course on quantitative methods held by Prof. (FH) Mag. Dr. Christian Cech where students are supposed not only to get to know new concepts and definitions but also to learn how to calculate and implement numerical tasks. The start of the course in the summer term 2020 was already under the condition of quarantine and up to now two classes took place. For the second class, the professor developed the following online teaching concept which he plans to roll out the whole period of distance learning.

Moodle-Quiz follows discussion

The students start with an online activity in form of a Moodle quiz. The scope of this quiz covers the topics which were discussed in the previous class. The quiz serves as a repetition and includes both multiple choice and numerical questions. The professor considers two setups for the quiz – an assignment test where students get points for the final grading or as a learning tool where students can repeat a task many times to learn and to practice.

Visible explanations

After the quiz, teacher and students meet for an online-session in Microsoft Teams. Here, the professor presents new material using PPT slides and Excel-exercises by using a digital pen to put comments and explanations on the screen. He tries to keep this online presentations relatively short (0.5 – 1 hour). After this, there is a break and then he assigns students to do an exercise for the next 0.5-1h. This can be an assignment or a practice-related topic.


Then a new online session begins, which is started interactively, discussing the exercise, and after this the professsor continues with online presentation. This cycle – presentation + exercise – repeats up to the end of the planned classes. In his last classes with 7 units scheduled, the class managed 3 such cycles. At the end the students get an assignment project with prolonged deadline. For the final exam it is planned to use Moodle quiz as method of examination.