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August 10, 2019

by Patrick Dodd

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The Positive Feedback Loop that Improves Team Effectiveness

The reinforcing effect of peer feedback on team effectiveness, academic performance and employability in student teams Teamwork is often used in academic settings to help improve students’ academic performance whilst developing valued career-ready competencies such as teamwork, communications, project management and leadership[1]. These academic and employability benefits do not arise spontaneously just because students are working on...

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August 9, 2019

by Patrick Dodd

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Better teams from peer assessment and feedback

How does peer assessment and feedback contribute to better team results and raised employability? Our three-stage model of the feedback process suggests four factors are in play: Academic achievement (Team and personal results), Perceptions of fairness, and employability. Stage 1 Traditional group project In the traditional group project, all team members usually share the same team result,...

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May 16, 2019

by Patrick Dodd

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Using Google Docs to Improve Group Projects

Do your student group projects always work out as you intended? Unfortunately, as many students will tell you, group projects rarely live up to their potential. I believe that one of the main reasons that group projects fall flat is that many educators do not take an active role in managing the group project from start to...

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May 4, 2019

by Patrick Dodd

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Point: The case against group projects

I came across an article from THE MASSACHUSETTS DAILY COLLEGIAN titled "Point: The case against group projects" with the subheadline, "Students are not individually accountable". The author does present a very strong case against group projects with the main argument being: "...there is strong incentive for freeloading and one or two people end up doing the majority...

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May 4, 2019

by Patrick Dodd

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Now available from Xorro: Peer Assessment for Group Projects

Xorro announces the launch of its new Peer Assessment solution, developed in partnership with Peer Assess Pro. The new Peer Assessment activity helps instructors working with teams and workgroups to use peer feedback for development and assessment purposes. Team members provide both developmental feedback and quantitative ratings on a range of questions for each of their peers. The...

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September 11, 2017

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Sneak Peak of Latest Release – Peer Assess Pro V.14

As my ‘early adopters’ of Peer Assess Pro™ here’s a sneak early release of the new version 14… all tested and ready for you to launch. Peer Assess Pro User Guide: Web Version New features in version 14 The many new features Version 14 are listed in Section 15. New features (The link is to the WEB...

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peer assessment for Team Projects

Peer Assess Pro is a system designed to enhance the effectiveness of learner team peer feedback. Peer Assess Pro provides teachers and team members with quantitative and qualitative information that enables timely, constructive conversations focused on precise pinpointing of team members’ strengths and opportunities to improve their contribution to their teams’ achievement.

BETTER FEEDBACK. BETTER TEAMS.

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