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All references used in making your project page should be cited where they appear in the text or images.
 
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Currently all students originally assigned to each group are listed as equal authors/contributors to their project. If you have not contributed the content you had originally agreed to, nor participated in the group work process, then you should contact the course coordinator immediately and either discuss your contribution or request removal from the group author list. Remember that all student online contributions are recorded by date, time and the actual contributed content. A similar email reminder of this information was sent to all current students.
 
Currently all students originally assigned to each group are listed as equal authors/contributors to their project. If you have not contributed the content you had originally agreed to, nor participated in the group work process, then you should contact the course coordinator immediately and either discuss your contribution or request removal from the group author list. Remember that all student online contributions are recorded by date, time and the actual contributed content. A similar email reminder of this information was sent to all current students.

Revision as of 14:38, 4 December 2012

Dr Mark Hill

Online Projects

Wednesday 7 December 2012 - Developing online student group project work.

Group Project - Time to relax while you watch someone who cares do all the work.

Abstract

This presentation will discuss the experiences in developing small science student group projects (3 to 5 students) that are prepared online in an interactive manner throughout the semester. This group assessment item replaced a previous poster presentation project. This assessment has now been running for a number of years, and the current presentation will describe the pedagogy of this assessment as well as associated practical issues. Key practical issues discussed include: initial tutorials to train students, literature researching strategies, copyright issues, plagiarism and peer assessment.

Introduction

Medicine computer lab (small)
Medicine computer lab (large)
  • Pedagogically
    • I see great value in designing group assessment items for students as this really tests their ability to work collaboratively and to determine their own strengths and weaknesses, as well as those of others, in a team environment.
    • Please note that many students initially do not like this form of assessment, as it relies on them making to much of an "ongoing contribution" (more work than they intended) and they are also concerned about project "free riders" (academic plagiarism).
  • In the past
    • Designing group assessment items often involved working inside practical class times, or preparation of posters/talks on a specific topic either inside class times or with an option for some independent work outside those times.
    • I have previously used both these techniques in designing course assessments.
  • Currently
    • I have designed a semester-long group assessment project that allows students an option to work together over an extended period researching topics that relate directly to the course goals.
    • There are many different components to this project process, and given the limited time for my presentation, I will only be able to touch on a few key concepts outlined in the abstract.
    • Note that there is also a Medicine online group assessment project, that works a little differently in structure from the model described here.


Further details and links are made available here for you to explore further in your own time, and I am always happy to respond to emailed questions.


--Mark Hill 11:32, 27 November 2012 (EST)

Project Design

  • Students are introduced to group project in the first lecture when going through the course outline.

Project Timeline

Project timeline.png

Semester Weeks

  • Week 2 - Introduction to assessment (group and individual), previous examples, topics, resources, plagiarism, student questions. Group design Online Assessment
  • Week 3 - Project tutorials, referencing, referencing resources, copyright, adding an image, topic selection. Allocated groups ANAT2341 References
  • Week 4 - Sub-headings, allocation of individual student work. How's the group working? Editing
  • Week 5 - Topic concept area progress. Problems?
  • Week 6 - Project work. Assessor Feedback
  • Week 7 - Project work. Pulling your weight?
  • Week 8 - Project work.
  • Week 9 - Peer assessment process.
  • Week 10 - Project update in response to peer comments.
  • Week 11 - Project locked to students. Individual student feedback on group.
  • Week 12 - Final Assessment.


Practical Issues

Teams

Training Tutorials

The following collapsed tables provide starting points for students during project work, you also have tutorials built into practical classes and practice exercises for individual assessmet items.

Literature Researching Strategies

  • Identify key resource journals - content use.
  • Key concepts.
  • Historic vs current research topics.
  • Outside of the research literature - textbooks, research laboratories, other resources.

Copyright

Copyright Tutorial | For Students

Plagiarism

Peer Assessment

Concluding Remarks

Given the brief time available for this presentation, I would suggest that you open the various collapsed tables and links shown on this current page for reading in your own time.

Links

External Links

Glossary Links

Glossary: A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | Numbers | Symbols | Term Link

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