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Schmulian, Astrid; Coetzee, Stephen A. – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2019
Team assessment has been suggested as a competency-based collaborative learning technique. Critical to the success of an assessment for learning, in competency-based education, is the use of formative feedback. This study reports on the development of, and the students' experience of, a Team Assessment with Immediate Feedback (TAIF), in which…
Descriptors: Accounting, Large Group Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Feedback (Response)
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Tomes, Tania; Coetzee, Stephen; Schmulian, Astrid – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2019
The validity of traditional opinion-based student evaluations of teaching (SETs) may be compromised by inattentive responses and low response rates due to evaluation fatigue, and/or by personal response bias. To reduce the impact of evaluation fatigue and personal response bias on SETs, this study explores peer prediction-based SETs as an…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Student Attitudes, Evaluation Methods, Bias
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Thondhlana, Gladman; Belluigi, Dina Zoe – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2017
Participatory assessment is increasingly employed in higher education worldwide as a formative mechanism to support students' active learning. But do students in an increasingly relationally diverse environment perceive that peer assessment of individuals' contributions to group-work tasks enhances their learning? Recognising the impact of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation
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Ellery, Karen – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2008
Student plagiarism is a pervasive and increasing problem at all levels of study in tertiary institutions. This study attempted explicitly and implicitly to address issues of plagiarism within the broad context of an academic writing framework in tutorials in a first-year module at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. Despite these…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Foreign Countries, Cheating, Undergraduate Students
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Ellery, Karen – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2008
Since the emergence of the electronic era, plagiarism has become an increasingly prevalent problem at tertiary institutions. This study investigated the role electronic sources of information played in influencing plagiarism in an essay assignment in a first-year geography module at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. Despite explicit…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Online Searching, Context Effect
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Ellery, Karen – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2008
Strategic and well-planned use of feedback in the assessment process is key to promoting learning. This paper evaluates the role a two-stage test process played in guiding and assisting student learning in a second-year module at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Having been provided with verbal and written feedback without grades…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Feedback (Response), Student Evaluation, Essay Tests