ERIC Number: EJ1034055
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Evaluating the Impact and Determinants of Student Team Performance: Using LMS and CATME Data
Braender, Lynn M.; Naples, Michele I.
Journal of Information Systems Education, v24 n4 p281-289 Win 2013
Practitioners find it difficult to allocate grades to individual students based on their contributions to the team project. They often use classroom observation of teamwork and student peer evaluations to differentiate an individual's grade from the group's grade, which can be subjective and imprecise. We used objective data from student activity logs from our Learning Management System (LMS) as well as peer evaluations from the Comprehensive Assessment of Team Member Effectiveness' website (CATME.org) to determine impacts on team grades and peer evaluations. We found that student activity in our LMS and conflict scores from peer evaluations (CATME) do correlate with grades, as do GPAs and credits earned at the College. We also found that, while the class was in session, we could use the data from the LMS and CATME scores to intervene with those teams that were experiencing conflict to help them learn productive conflict-resolution skills.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Group Activities, Teamwork, Integrated Learning Systems, Peer Evaluation, Grades (Scholastic), Grade Point Average, College Credits, Correlation, Conflict Resolution
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey