Team-Based Projects and Peer Assessment. IT Works!
In order to make the assignments in our Web-design course more attractive for students, the educational strategies of peer assessment and team-based learning were employed. Students worked in teams on a whole-semester lasting assignment – a web application (project) based on their own designs. The project implementation was divided into three phases. After each phase all teams were supposed to submit their work for peer reviewing by other teams. Moreover, students peer-assessed also their team-mates contributions. Following this, each student’s score in every particular phase was counted based on her team project evaluation and also the peer assessment she received.
The focus of this paper is on students’ acceptance of these innovative peer assessment methods as well as on students’ opinions about their possible benefits and usefulness.
KeywordsPeer review Computer science course Team work
This work was supported from the Slovak national VEGA project no. 1/0948/13.
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