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ERIC Number: EJ889883
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 0
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
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ISSN: ISSN-1946-6226
Designing Project-Based Courses with a Focus on Group Formation and Assessment
Richards, Debbie
ACM Transactions on Computing Education, v9 n1 Article 2 Mar 2009
The value and the pitfalls of project and group work are well recognized. The principles and elements which apply to projects in general, apply to project-based courses. Thoughtful and detailed planning, understanding of the stakeholders and their needs, a good design, appropriate testing, monitoring and quality control and continual management can maximize the benefits and minimize the negatives. In this article we draw together the literature to consider key design choices of project-based courses considering: type, length, size, management, participants, and content with a particular focus on the composition of groups and the issues surrounding assessment.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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