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Quantitative Peer Assessment: Can students be objective

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Herbert, N (2007) Quantitative Peer Assessment: Can students be objective. In: Computing Education Conference (ACE2007), 30 Jan - 2 Feb 2007, Ballarat, Victoria.

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Abstract

Team work can have a positive impact on student learning
and commitment, but it is challenging to determine a
method of assessment that does not require lecturers to
involve themselves intimately with each team. Team
members are often the best source of meaningful data, and
as a result, lecturers are including self and peer
assessment. One method of peer assessment is to have
team members quantify their own contribution and that of
team members. Concerns have been raised in the
literature about distribution patterns with this method of
peer assessment. An online peer assessment system has
been capturing data from a capstone project course for
three years with over 24 teams and 100 students each
year. This paper analyses the following questions: do
students take the easy option of equal distribution to avoid
conflict, are students honest about their own contribution,
are females treated fairly and are international students
unfairly discriminated against. 1

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: peer assessment, teamwork, capstone project
Page Range: pp. 63-71
Additional Information:

Copyright © 2007, Australian Computer Society, Inc. This
paper appeared at the Ninth Australasian Computing Education
Conference (ACE2007), Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, January
2007. Conferences in Research in Practice in Information
Technology, Vol. 66. Samuel Mann and Simon Eds.
Reproduction for academic, not-for profit purposes permitted
provided this text is included.

Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2008 15:03
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:37
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