Pedagogical Advancement I
Introducing an Online Learning and Reflection Platform: The Interview Skills Development System
Ms. Sharon Sin Ying WONG, Independent Learning Centre, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Abstract / Video
There is some discrepancy between what one knows and what one can do. For students having learned how they should present themselves in a job interview, it does not necessarily mean that they can perform well. The acquisition process involves trials and errors. In order to better prepare CUHK students for job interviews and to increase their success rate even for the first few interviews, the Independent Learning Centre (ILC) has developed an online platform namely the Interview Skills Development System (ISDS) for students to put knowledge into practice. Upon coming for a short “mock” interview, students will be able to view their video-recording clip on the platform (login required) and reflect on their own performance. They will then be able to see teacher feedback regarding their content, language, non-verbal communication skills and attire. Given individualized further learning resources, students will also set goals on how to improve their interview performance in the future. The aim of this ISDS platform is to bridge the gap between what students know and what they can do in job interviews, through offering a meaningful practice and reflection opportunity. Before students come for the “mock” interview, they are required to attend at least one of the ILC’s English Job Preparation Series workshops. This completes the entire knowledge to practice cycle. In this presentation, we will share some features of the platform, how students could benefit from this independent learning activity and some feedback from the 170 students who came to the “mock” interviews.