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Teaching OSCM online

  • 1.  Teaching OSCM online

    Posted 5 days ago

    Dear OSCM members,

    I hope you are doing well given the current challenging conditions.

    Given that for the time being most of our education will have to go online, I am wondering how you teach OSCM in an online format? What exercises, assignments, or platforms are you planning to use (or have you used) to teach topics like lean and agile manufacturing/management, behavioral operations, or supply chain management? How do you use the operational challenges we face due to the SARS-COV-2 outbreak as an example or case, of course respecting the severity of the situation?

    I thought it would be nice to use this platform to share experiences among our OSCM community.

    At my university we are using BlueJeans for (small) video conferences and BigBlueButton for larger-scale interactive lectures that also include small group discussions in virtual breakout rooms. I have been able to convert all my face-to-face classes to such video means, including next Wednesday's student's group pitches for a university department manager for whom they are solving an operational case regarding the teaching resources at our university.

    Best regards,

    Desirée van Dun
    Assistant Professor
    University of Twente, the Netherlands