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O'Neill, Thomas; Larson, Nicole; Smith, Julia; Donia, Magda; Deng, Connie; Rosehart, William; Brennan, Robert – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2019
In the current research, we report on a peer feedback system for supporting student teamwork skill development during post-secondary education. The peer feedback system is part of a larger suite of assessments at ITPmetrics.com. This is a free assessment-based system that allows team members to provide round-robin ratings of each member's…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Teamwork, College Students
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Bruton, Samuel; Childers, Dan – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2016
Recently, the usage of plagiarism detection software such as Turnitin┬« has increased dramatically among university instructors. At the same time, academic criticism of this software's employment has also increased. We interviewed 23 faculty members from various departments at a medium-sized, public university in the southeastern US to determine…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Ethics
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Johnson, Genevieve Marie – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2015
In higher education, assessment integrity is pivotal to student learning and satisfaction, and, therefore, a particularly important target of continuous quality improvement. This paper reports on the preliminary development and application of a process of recording and analysing current assessment moderation practices, with the aim of identifying…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Computer Software, Total Quality Management, Online Surveys
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Hamer, John; Purchase, Helen; Luxton-Reilly, Andrew; Denny, Paul – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2015
We report on a study comparing peer feedback with feedback written by tutors on a large, undergraduate software engineering programming class. Feedback generated by peers is generally held to be of lower quality to feedback from experienced tutors, and this study sought to explore the extent and nature of this difference. We looked at how…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Programming, Engineering Education, Undergraduate Students
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Zhang, Dongyang; Joy, Mike; Cosma, Georgina; Boyatt, Russell; Sinclair, Jane; Yau, Jane – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2014
There has been much research and discussion relating to variations in plagiaristic activity observed in students from different demographic backgrounds. Differences in behaviour have been noted in many studies, although the underlying reasons are still a matter of debate. Existing work focuses mainly on textual plagiarism, and most often derives…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Plagiarism, Computer Software, College Students
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Cox, Andrew M.; Vasconcelos, Ana Cristina; Holdridge, Peter – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2010
Creation of multimedia (MM) could be a valuable diversification of assessment methods within non-technical modules. The apparent popularity of sites based on user-generated video content such as YouTube and also of podcasting suggests that relevant skills and interest are becoming more mainstream. Translating book learned knowledge into visual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation, Action Research, Program Effectiveness
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Sonntag, Michael E.; Bassett, Jonathan F.; Snyder, Timothy – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2009
The present article examined the validity of public web-based teaching evaluations by comparing the ratings on RateMyProfessors.com for 126 professors at Lander University to the institutionally administered student evaluations of teaching and actual average assigned GPAs for these same professors. Easiness website ratings were significantly…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Validity, Teacher Effectiveness