ERIC Number: ED474094
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Collaborative Learning and Group Assessment: Introducing the Capitalist and Socialist Paradigms.
Roberts, Tim S.
The use of advanced learning technologies enables various new forms of collaborative learning and group assessment. This paper outlines a radically different model of student assessment to that traditionally used in most universities and other educational institutions. The model is particularly suited to those using, or seeking to use, collaborative learning techniques, which are themselves in turn greatly enabled by the use of asynchronous learning technologies. The paper describes both a "capitalist model" of assessment, where the final grade is based on the student's own work and where students often compete for grades, and the "socialist model," where achieving the best outcome for a particular individual or small group is regarded as secondary to achieving the best outcome for the class as a whole. The paper proposes a mixed model of assessment that combines features of both. The advantages and disadvantages are discussed, and various methods of implementing the model are suggested. (Contains 21 references.) (Author)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Educational Assessment, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Group Instruction, Instructional Design, Nontraditional Education, Student Evaluation, Teaching Models
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: Proceedings of the International Academy for Information Management (IAIM) Annual Conference: International Conference on Informatics Education & Research (ICIER)(16th, New Orleans, LA, December 14-16, 2001); see IR 058 630.