Learner-Centered Evaluation: Online Collaborative Evaluation Approach
Chih-Hsiung Tu, Northern Arizona University, United States ; Cherng-Jyh Yen, George Washington University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Phoenix, AZ, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-55-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Online collaborative learning is an effective instructional design to enhance learning and training. The issue of how to evaluate online collaborative learning has been challenging. Traditionally, instructors apply summative evaluation methods to assess the end-product and provide one grade for all team members. We have all heard students comment that doing collaborative projects is unfair because some participants fail to be involved in team activities. Instructors are usually not participants in the collaborative processes of learners; and, therefore, it is difficult for them to determine a fair grade. Online collaborative learning, unlike cooperative learning, puts more weight on the team process in addition to the end-product. The purposes of this proposal are to suggest alternative methods of evaluation, and to promote Collaborative Evaluation for online collaborative course designs, to resolve current weaknesses in the solely evaluation of instructor involved in online collaborative learning.
Tu, C.H. & Yen, C.J. (2005). Learner-Centered Evaluation: Online Collaborative Evaluation Approach. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, I. Gibson, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2005--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2357-2363). Phoenix, AZ, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).