An innovative web-based tool to solve group marking issues

Suraj Ajit, Andrew Dean

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Group/Team work is an important element in most (if not all) courses in higher level education. Assessment of group work has always been challenging with potential problems. Problems include inconsistent marking processes and potentially unfair scoring/grading methods. Our study reviewed group marking processes across several courses including software engineering, computing, business computing, web technology and security within one university. The key challenge faced by all is: “How can the marks from a lecturer and students within a group be combined in a fair way to produce a single score for each student?”. We discuss preliminary results of evaluating a tool that has been developed to tackle the above challenge.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jul 2019
EventAdvanceHEA Teaching and Learning Conference 2019: Teaching in the spotlight: Innovation for Teaching Excellence - Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 Jul 20194 Jul 2019


ConferenceAdvanceHEA Teaching and Learning Conference 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityNewcastle upon Tyne
OtherAdvance HE’s Annual Teaching and Learning Conference 2019 positioned the spotlight firmly on teaching in a global context, in particular this year the conference explored innovation for teaching excellence focusing on innovative teaching practices and pedagogies and seeked to uncover new practice which demonstrates or contributes to teaching excellence and is improving the student experience.
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  • Group work
  • peer assessment
  • marking


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