Communication
Assessment
RESearch

Successfull in the professional future. Promote communication, Examine competencies.

Who we are

As a non-profit institute, we work closely together with many institutions to support them in all steps of the assessment workflow from preparation, over implementation to evaluation. Within the scope of communication, we concentrate on the research of scientific basics regarding the understanding of communication processes and the development of cross-faculty and cross-institution curricula and training measures. Collective cooperation, mutual support and the sharing of resources are our key principles and match our motto “together everyone achieves more“.

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Our mission

Our mission is to support lectures and examiners in their day-to-day work. At a time when demands concerning teaching and assessment are rapidly changing, the needs of educational establishments require understanding. Thus, new challenges have to be  mastered collectively. Thereby, we never lose sight of our goal to offer ideal support, in order that you can use your resources optimally in your professional life.

The goals are

  • Strengthen our leadership as a non-profit academic network for the science-based development of competency-based exams
  • to build a cross-professional and cross-institutional research center to assess the performance and development of communication literacy
  • to facilitate cooperation and long-term exchange between faculties and institutions

Our key activities

In today’s age of rapid change, it is becoming increasingly difficult to determine what a person needs to bring along in order to succeed professionally in the future. Competence-based learning and assessing is therefore becoming increasingly important nationally as well as internationally in training and further education. And in view of this fact competence-based learning and assessing gained a central and new status.

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Communication

  • Development of communication curricula in education and training
  • Development of inter-faculty and institution-wide training programs for the improvement of communication skills in education and training
  • Development, implementation and evaluation of innovative exam formats for performance measurement of communication skills and interprofessional actions
  • Researching the scientific basis for understanding communication processes

Assessment

  • Collective research and development in the area of ​​competence-based exams
  • Development of innovative assessment programs and formats
  • Networking and exchange of information in the field of assessments
  • Development, implementation and evaluation of assessment standards
  • Development of technical tools to support E-Assessment
  • Common quality assurance and workflow optimisation

Activities

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monthly Jour fixe: Meet the developer EXaminator³

every third wednesday of the month| Taskforces, Workshops

Dear UCAN partners, there is no substitute for personal contact with our users and their direct feedback. Therefore, we would like to invite you to participate in our monthly jour fixe “Meet the developers”.

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monthly Jour fixe: Meet the developer ACE & CUS

every first tuesday of the month| Taskforces, Workshops

Dear UCAN partners, there is no substitute for personal contact with our users and their direct feedback. Therefore, we would like to invite you to participate in our monthly jour fixe “Meet the developers”.

> Read Article

Save the Date: UCAN Conference on 29 and 30 September 2022

29 and 30 September 2022| Congress / Meetups

The next German-language UCAN conference is scheduled for September 29-30, 2022. It will be hosted by our partners from the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Leipzig with the hygiene regulations currently in place. Save today the date of our UCAN Conference 2022. Further information will follow shortly.

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Save the Date: Technical Taskforce Meeting on 28.09.2022

28. September 2022| Taskforces

We have received feedback from many technical administrators of the UCAN network that the organisation of the technical task force meetings in combination with the UCAN conferences was perceived as very positive. We have also always had very good experiences with it and would like to continue this for the coming UCAN conference this year. Against this background, a working meeting of the Technology Taskforce is planned for 28 September 2022 in Leipzig. We would be pleased if you would make a note of this date in your calendar.

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Activities

monthly Jour fixe: Meet the developer EXaminator³

every third wednesday of the month| Taskforces, Workshops

Dear UCAN partners, there is no substitute for personal contact with our users and their direct feedback. Therefore, we would like to invite you to participate in our monthly jour fixe “Meet the developers”.

> Read Article

monthly Jour fixe: Meet the developer ACE & CUS

every first tuesday of the month| Taskforces, Workshops

Dear UCAN partners, there is no substitute for personal contact with our users and their direct feedback. Therefore, we would like to invite you to participate in our monthly jour fixe “Meet the developers”.

> Read Article

Save the Date: UCAN Conference on 29 and 30 September 2022

29 and 30 September 2022| Congress / Meetups

The next German-language UCAN conference is scheduled for September 29-30, 2022. It will be hosted by our partners from the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Leipzig with the hygiene regulations currently in place. Save today the date of our UCAN Conference 2022. Further information will follow shortly.

> Read Article

Save the Date: Technical Taskforce Meeting on 28.09.2022

28. September 2022| Taskforces

We have received feedback from many technical administrators of the UCAN network that the organisation of the technical task force meetings in combination with the UCAN conferences was perceived as very positive. We have also always had very good experiences with it and would like to continue this for the coming UCAN conference this year. Against this background, a working meeting of the Technology Taskforce is planned for 28 September 2022 in Leipzig. We would be pleased if you would make a note of this date in your calendar.

> Read Article

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Corporate structure

 

Contact

 

Are you having questions regarding our institute or would you like further information regarding specific projects or activities? We look forward to your call or message.

Institute for Communication and Assessment Research

Institut für Kommunikations und
Prüfungsforschung gGmbH

Wieblinger Weg 92A            +49 (0)6221 186 7490
69123 Heidelberg                info [at] cares [dot] institute

Contact

Are you having questions regarding our institute or would you like further information regarding specific projects or activities? We look forward to your call or message.

Institute for Communication and Assessment Research

Institut für Kommunikations und
Prüfungsforschung gGmbH

 

Wieblinger Weg 92A
69123 Heidelberg

+49 (0)6221 186 7490
info [at] cares [dot] institute

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