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ERIC Number: EJ854616
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1315
OptAssign--A Web-Based Tool for Assigning Students to Groups
Meyer, David
Computers & Education, v53 n4 p1104-1119 Dec 2009
A frequent task in educational settings is to assign students to groups based on stated preferences for some projects or topics. This paper introduces a web-based tool supporting both the work flow of collecting student data and the group formation. The latter is based on finding optimal solutions to suitable mathematical assignment problems, allowing for a number of constraints regarding size and structure of the groups. Evaluation results show advantages compared to manual procedures in terms of time savings for lecturers, and higher fairness and correctness as perceived by students. (Contains 3 tables and 9 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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