An analysis of team projects outcomes from student and instructor perspectives in online computing degrees

Nkaepe Olaniyi, Douglas Millward, Cathryn Peoples

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Abstract

One of the core aims of higher education degrees is to provide an environment for students to acquire essential skills that will help them in the workplace. Team working is one of those essential skill and it is also one that experience and research show is regularly resisted by students. This resistance can become even more amplified when the degree is delivered online, although some have pointed out that a good team provides much-needed community spirit and support in such environments. The purpose of this study is to review the delivery of a team assessment format that has been specifically designed for the online environment. The results presented provide insight into the student’s perspective on the delivery as well as the reflections of the instructors involved in the delivery. The overall outcome is positive for both parties and provides further guidance on implementation to ensure the pedagogical design continues to be viable. This includes insights into team composition, instructor involvement, and peer review scoring formats.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalEuropean Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning
Volume25
Issue number1
Early online date14 Mar 2023
DOIs
Publication statusPublished online - 14 Mar 2023

Keywords

  • Research Article
  • International distance learning
  • Team/group work
  • Postgraduate
  • Social constructivism
  • Peer scoring
  • Synchronous teaching and learning

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