Quotation Treitl, Stefan. 2018. Methods and tools in Operations Management – Experience from Inverted-Classroom-Teaching. EURO - European Conference on Operational Research, Valencia, Spanien, 08.07.-11.07.




The Specialization Program in Production Management at WU Vienna University of Economics and Business consists of five courses on the undergraduate level. The first two courses are compulsory courses that cover the basics in strategic, tactical and operational production management. The third course covers “Methods and Tools in Operations Management” and is held in a PC-Lab. It is the idea of that particular course to encourage students to immediately apply the knowledge from the basic courses. One big challenge in teaching “Methods and Tools” is to cope with the heterogeneity in the student group (e.g. through different previous knowledge on software systems and methods). That is why the concept of “Inverted Classroom Teaching” has been introduced. In this teaching model, the students prepare the content themselves before the class using online learning materials (e.g. lecture notes, videos, etc.). During the actual class, the students work on their own while the instructors serve as individual coaches. The feedback for this new teaching model from students and instructors was quite diverse. In this talk we want to show the experience of teaching inverted-classroom-style in this particular context. First, the rationale for the course design and the syllabus is discussed in detail. Afterwards, the methods and tools that are used are shown before feedback from students and instructors are highlighted. Finally, major insights and takeaways for instructors are summarized.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium
Language English
Title Methods and tools in Operations Management – Experience from Inverted-Classroom-Teaching
Event EURO - European Conference on Operational Research
Year 2018
Date 08.07.-11.07.
Country Spain
Location Valencia
URL http://euro2018valencia.com/


Treitl, Stefan (Details)
Information Systems and Operations Management DP (Details)
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