Exploring collaboration in online group based assessment contexts: Undergraduate Business Program

Paterson, Terrie, and Prideaux, Murray (2020) Exploring collaboration in online group based assessment contexts: Undergraduate Business Program. Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 17 (3). 3.

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Focussing on a specific higher education online learning environment (OLE), this study aims to investigate and analyse instructional designs that employ Positive Interdependence, Individual Accountability, Teaching Presence, Authenticity and Group Skills Development as educational strategies to mitigate group work issues and subsequently encourage collaborative group work. Group work is a challenging learning space for both participants and facilitators in the higher education sector. Known issues such as free riding, unfair marking and a lack of existing group work skills in the student cohort, create a catalyst for conflict which can lead to negative perceptions and avoidance of group work. Isolation and the resulting independent learning culture typifying online study contexts further challenge collaborative and active learning pedagogies required in contemporary online adult learning and assessment contexts.

Item ID: 63991
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1449-9789
Keywords: online assessment groups, computer supported collaborative learning, virtual groups, active online learning, online methodologies, online group assessment
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Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2020 13:21
FoR Codes: 39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390103 Economics, business and management curriculum and pedagogy @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930299 Teaching and Instruction not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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