How is group work measured? Self and peer assessment Group work is often assessed on more than one level. Some of the most common are as follows:
What is the quality of the final outcome (the presentation or report)?
How successfully has the group worked together?
How effectively have you managed your work?
You may be asked to submit a report focusing on your contribution to the group activity as a whole.
Self and peer assessment : Sometimes students are asked to assess their own performance and/or the contributions of others. This may or may not contribute to the final group mark.
Why Self and Peer Assessment What is self assessment? make judgements about your own work or performance as a member of a team What is peer assessment? make judgements about the performance of your colleagues
Why Self and Peer Assessment
have a chance to reflect on how you worked in the group
can assess how your team mates have worked in the group anonymously
get a greater amount of feedback
Brief History of WebPA
Originally a paper based system
First online peer assessment system at Loughborough 1998
Current WebPA went live two years ago (2005)
Widely used across the university
Over 10 departments
Over 2,500 students have used WebPA
What is WebPA? Designed for teams carrying out group work Each team member marks/grades their own and colleagues performance The grades are calculated by WebPA An online peer moderated marking system