Book Chapter

Designing, implementing and evaluating a self-and-peer assessment tool for e-learning environments

R Tucker, J Fermelis, S Palmer

E-Learning Technologies and Evidence-Based Assessment Approaches | Published : 2009


There is considerable evidence of student scepticism regarding the purpose of team assignments and high levels of concern for the fairness of assessment when all team members receive the same grade. This chapter considers online self-and-peer assessment (SAPA) as a fair, valid and reliable method of assessing team processes and individualising grades. A pilot study is detailed that evaluated an online self-and-peer continuous assessment (SAPCA–a particular form of SAPA) tool originally developed for small classes of architecture students. The tool was adapted for large classes of up to 1,000 business communication students in a semester. The student sample trialling SAPCA studied on three di..

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