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Online Self-Assessment for International Applicants Now Open
As part of the "Digitalität menschlich gestalten" ("Humanizing the Design of the Digital World", or 'dime:US'), the University of Siegen has developed an online assessment system for international students interested in a Masters degree in Embedded Systems and Visual Computing.
The E-Assessment team, working in cooperation with the Computer Science group in Faculty IV, has spent the last few months developing a test for potential international candidates. It allows applicants to courses of study in Faculty IV can make an advance self-assessment of their skills from the comfort of their home country. The program has benefits for the University of Siegen as well. "The online assessment gives us an early opportunity to identify top candidates for our Embedded Systems and Visual Computing programs, and to then attract these talents to the University of Siegen for the Masters program," explains Prof. Roman Obermaisser, who holds the teaching chair for Embedded Systems. The ECON EAssessment platform, originally developed by the Digital Business Education team, provided a starting point for the assessment system. "We successfully retooled ECON EAssessments to meet the concrete needs of our own task. This involved more than just programming a new type of question into the ECON EAssessment platform. It was also crucial that we re-framed internal university processes," says Manuel Froitzheim, a member of the E-Assessment team for the dime:US project.
The "Digitalität menschlich gestalten (dime:US)" project is sponsored by Stiftung Innovation in der Hochschullehre (Innovation in University Teaching Foundation), and is situated in office of the Assistant Rector for Education. It addresses a collaboratively guided paradigm shift in the learning and teaching culture at the University of Siegen. What does that mean in concrete terms? The overarching goal of the program is to promote networking, interaction, collaboration, and cooperation between students, teachers, service institutions, and university administration on the basis of a mutually developed behavior codex and further expansion of quality attributes on the level of "Didactics, Processes, and Infrastructure." A centering on the needs of students and orientation toward competencies are the central attributes.
Member of EAssessment Team for the "Digitalität menschlich gestalten (dime:US)" project
Project Manager for the "Digitalität menschlich gestalten (dime:US)" project