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Assessing online collaborative learning: process and product

Macdonald, Janet (2003). Assessing online collaborative learning: process and product. Computers and Education, 40(4) 377- 391.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0360-1315(02)00168-9
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Abstract

The assessment of online collaborative study presents new opportunities and challenges, both in terms of separating the process and product of collaboration, and in the support of skills development. The purpose of this paper is to explore the role of assessment with respect to the processes and products of online collaborative study. It describes a qualitative case study of staff and students perspectives on two UK Open University courses which have used a variety of models of online collaborative assessment. The findings underline the importance of assessment in ensuring online participation, and in supporting the practice and development of online collaborative learning. They have led to a number of recommendations for the assessment of online collaborative learning.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0360-1315
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 787
Depositing User: Users 12 not found.
Date Deposited: 26 May 2006
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2012 14:25
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/787
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