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A method for assessing group reports - video

Clare Furneaux 2011

Clare Furneaux, a senior lecturer at the University of Reading, describes her method for assessing group reports. Length: 1:11 minutes

http://www.reading.ac.uk/engageinassessment/videos/eia-video-clare-furneaux-group-reports.aspx

Filed under: Assessing group work
In subject: Generic

A method for assessing group work - video

Clare Furneaux 2011

Clare Furneaux, a senior lecturer at the University of Reading, describes her method for assessing group work. Length: 1:14 minutes

http://www.reading.ac.uk/engageinassessment/videos/eia-claire-furneaux-group-work.aspx

Filed under: Assessing group work
In subject: Generic

An investigation into the impact of using group Wikis to facilitate project based learning in the first year of an engineering degree programme

Tom Molyneaux 2008

Paper focusing on the use of a wiki to facilitate collaborative work in a team-based activity. Includes information on the benefits of wikis to project work, implementation and student perceptions.

http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/resources/detail/events/annualconference/2008/Ann_conf_2008_Tom_Molyneaux

Filed under: Assessing group work, Using technology
In subject: Engineering

Assessing group tasks

Geoff Isaacs 2002

Booklet providing an overview of group assessment, when it is appropriate to assess group work, best practice and advice on marking. Includes an assessment pro-forma for group work. Part of the Teaching & Learning in Higher Education Series, published by the University of Queensland.

http://www.tedi.uq.edu.au/downloads/T&L_Assess_group_tasks.pdf

Filed under: Assessing group work
In subject: Generic

Assessing group work

Physical Sciences Centre 2005

Primer paper giving an introduction to group assessment, outlining some methods of assessing group work and providing some example marking schemes.

http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/assets/ps/documents/primers/primers/ps0083_assessing_group_work_mar_2005_1.pdf

Filed under: Assessing group work
In subject: Physical sciences

Assessment for learning environments: two case studies of the experience of international students

Catherine Montgomery Liz McDowell 2050

Two case studies exploring how designing assessment tasks around the principles of Assessment for Learning can help to integrate international students in group work and improve their ability to manage the level of study. Published by the Centre for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL) in Assessment for Learning, Northumbria University

http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/static/5007/cetlpdf/OP4.pdf

Filed under: Assessing group work, Assessment design, Why is assessment important?
In subject: Generic

Assessment of Group-work in Media Professional studies: The GWAMP Project

Trevor Long and Judith Jones (Interviewer: Adrienne Lowy) 2010

Overview of a project looking into the assessment of group work in media and communications subjects which aims to identify best practice and better communicate to students how group work is assessed.

http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/lid/ltweb/115828.htm

Filed under: Assessing group work
In subject: Media and performing arts

Assessment of Individuals in Teams

LTSN Engineering 2002

Collection of case studies aiming to identify best practice in assessing individuals within groups. Published by LTSN Engineering, now the Engineering Subject Centre, Higher Education Academy

http://www.engsc.ac.uk/downloads/resources/Bobharris_webfinal2.pdf

Filed under: Assessing group work
In subject: Engineering

A-Z of assessment methods

Dr Anne Crook 2011

The A-Z of assessment methods provides examples of a diverse range of different assignments relevant to assessing written, practical problem-based, work placements, performance and oral work. The assignment types have been arranged alphabetically for ease of searching with a brief description of what's involved.

http://www.reading.ac.uk/nmsruntime/saveasdialog.aspx?lID=64763&sID=250950

Filed under: Assessing group work, Assessing large numbers of students, Assessment design, Different ways to assess your students, Peer and self-assessment, Using technology, Why is assessment important?
In subject: Generic

British psychology students’ perceptions of group-work and peer assessment

Ann Walker

Project which surveyed 165 students to ascertain their views on group work and peer assessment. Published in Psychology Learning and Teaching, 1(1), 28-36, by the Psychology Network, Higher Education Academy

http://www.psychology.heacademy.ac.uk/docs/pdf/p20021021_walker0.pdf

Filed under: Assessing group work
In subject: Psychology

British psychology students’ perceptions of group-work and peer assessment' (Ann Walker, Aston University)

Ann Walker 2002

Report from an in-depth study examining how students perceive group work and peer assessment. Published in Psychology Learning and Teaching 1 by the Psychology Network

http://www.psychology.heacademy.ac.uk/docs/pdf/p20021021_walker0.pdf

Filed under: Assessing group work, Peer and self-assessment
In subject: Psychology

Creating a Learning Community: the Canterbury Tales VLE

Gail Ashton  2005

Case study examining the use of a VLE to support delivery and assessment a module in light of increasing student numbers. Students were assessed on a personal portfolio, which recorded their contributions to a piece of group work, as well as a final summative assessment.

http://www.english.heacademy.ac.uk/explore/publications/casestudies/technology/tales.php

Filed under: Assessing group work, Peer and self-assessment, Using technology
In subject: English language and literature

Improving Assessment Through Student Involvement: Practical solutions for aiding learning in higher and further education

Nancy Falchikov 2005

A book rooted in the pedagogy of assessment focusing on the issues that more traditional forms of assessment present and how student involvement in assessment through peer and self-assessment and collaborative assessment can address these. Includes an analysis of some of the common concerns regarding student involvement in assessment and recommendations for putting such techniques into practice. Falchikov, N. (2005). Improving Assessment Through Student Involvement: Practical solutions for aiding learning in higher and further education. Abingdon. RoutledgeFalmer.

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=RLcbOkRMNjIC&lpg=PP1&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q&f=false

Filed under: Assessing group work, Assessment design, Different ways to assess your students, Peer and self-assessment, Using technology, Why is assessment important?
In subject: Generic

LearnHigher: Group Work

LearnHigher 2009

Collection of video resources providing guidance and advice on implementing and supporting group work.

http://learnhigher.ac.uk/videoresources/groupwork/

Filed under: Assessing group work, Different ways to assess your students, Peer and self-assessment, Using technology
In subject: Generic

Making groups work: improving group work through the principles of academic assertiveness in higher education and professional development

Jenny Moon 2009

Guidance for students and educators on improving group work and ensuring that group-based activities are successful through the use of academic assertiveness principles. Published by Escalate, Higher Education Academy

http://escalate.ac.uk/5413

Filed under: Assessing group work
In subject: Education

Peer Assessment in a Second Year Macroeconomics Unit'

Geoffrey Crockett, Vasanthi Peter 2003

Case study looking at the introduction of group-based peer assessment in order to improve student learning strategies. The study includes data on student perceptions of the assessment and the effect on student outcomes. Published by Economics Network, Higher Education Academy

http://www.economicsnetwork.ac.uk/showcase/crockett_peer.htm

Filed under: Assessing group work, Peer and self-assessment
In subject: Economics

Peer-assessment of group work in a large class – development of a staff and student-friendly system

Barbara Cogdell, Andrea Brown and Ailsa Campbell 2004

Case study in which peer-assessment was used to assess group work in a large class. The method served to reduce administrative time as well as having a positive impact on student learning. Published in Self- and Peer-Assessment: Guidance on Practice in the Biosciences by the Centre for Bioscience, The Higher Education Academy, Leeds 0 9548751 0 9

http://www.bioscience.heacademy.ac.uk/ftp/TeachingGuides/casestudy4_Cogdell.pdf

Filed under: Assessing group work, Assessing large numbers of students, Peer and self-assessment
In subject: Biological sciences

Self and peer assessment form

Royal Holloway University 2010

Peer and self-evaluation form for collecting information on individual contributions to group work. Can be used to identify and reduce the impact of freeloaders on groups. Published by Royal Holloway University

http://www.rhul.ac.uk/management/informationforcurrentstudents/postgraduate/documents/pdf/self-and-peer-assessment-form.pdf

Filed under: Assessing group work, Peer and self-assessment
In subject: Generic

Supporting Good Practice in Assessment in Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research

Neil Challis, Ken Houston and David Stirling 2004

Briefing outlining best practice in assessment for mathematics, statistics and operational research subjects. Published by the Maths, Stats and OR Network, Higher Education Academy.

http://mathstore.ac.uk/headocs/SupportingGoodPractice.pdf

Filed under: Assessing group work, Assessing large numbers of students, Assessment design, Different ways to assess your students, Peer and self-assessment
In subject: Mathematics

The assessment of group work: lessons from the literature

Graham Gibbs 2010

Literature review that seeks to establish the best practice in assessing group work. Includes an overview of the issues associated with group work, tips on realising its benefits, assessing individual contributions and dealing with freeloaders.

http://www.brookes.ac.uk/aske/documents/Brookes groupwork Gibbs Dec 09.pdf

Filed under: Assessing group work, Peer and self-assessment
In subject: Generic

Top tip for assessing group work - video

Julian Park 2011

Professor Julian Park from the University of Reading offers a top tip from his experience of assessing group work. Length: 0:55 seconds

http://www.reading.ac.uk/engageinassessment/videos/eia-video-Julian-Park-Top-Tips-Group-Work.aspx

Filed under: Assessing group work
In subject: Generic

Using a wiki as a means of assessing your students - video

Orla Kennedy 2011

Dr Orla Kennedy, a lecturer at the University of Reading, shares her experience of using a group wiki as a means of assessing her students. Length: 7:45 minutes

http://www.reading.ac.uk/engageinassessment/videos/eia-video-Orla-Kennedy-Wikis.aspx

Filed under: Assessing group work, Different ways to assess your students, Using technology
In subject: Generic

Using Peer and Self Assessment for Assessing the Contribution of Individuals to a Group Project

Mick Healey 1997

Study comparing two methods of using peer and self-assessment to grade individual contributions to group work. Published by the University of Gloucester

http://www2.glos.ac.uk/gdn/abstracts/a69.htm

Filed under: Assessing group work, Different ways to assess your students, Peer and self-assessment
In subject: Environmental Sciences

Using peer assessment to assess individual contributions to group work - video

Cathy Hughes 2011

Cathy Hughes, lecturer at the University of Reading, talks about how she uses peer assessment to help overcome some of the challenges presented by group work. Length: 5:16 minutes

http://www.reading.ac.uk/engageinassessment/videos/eia-video-Cathy-Hughes-individual-contributions.aspx

Filed under: Assessing group work, Peer and self-assessment
In subject: Generic

WebPA

engCetl, Loughborough University/Special Interest Group 2009

Home page of the open source peer assessment software produced by Loughborough University, which can be used to assess individual contributions to group work.

http://webpaproject.lboro.ac.uk/

Filed under: Assessing group work, Peer and self-assessment, Using technology
In subject: Generic

Wikis as a platform for student collaboration in Economics

Ken Clark 2011

Case study examining the viability of using wikis to provide a space in which students can collaborate and discuss online. Published by the Economics Network, Higher Education Academy

http://www.economicsnetwork.ac.uk/showcase/clark_wiki

Filed under: Assessing group work, Different ways to assess your students, Using technology
In subject: Economics

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