The Team Member Evaluation Tool: Assigning Individual Grades on Group Projects
Byron Havard, Holly Ellis, Mary Ann Kingry, University of West Florida, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-02-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
The Team Member Evaluation Tool (TMET) is a web based tool developed on an existing initiative used to reduce the presence of social loafing in group projects. This team based approach is reflected in many graduate and undergraduate courses where projects, based on group work, are used as a means of assessing student learning outcomes. Unfortunately, a phenomenon referred to as social loafing, where individuals evade the expected team member workload, reduces the effectiveness of the group work strategy (Aggarwal & O'Brien, 2008). Through a series of formulas and three inputs including (a) group project peer assessments, (b) group project instructor assessments, and (c) group member evaluations, individual team members are assigned a grade based on their individual input to the overall group project through this web-based tool. This manuscript offers insight into this ongoing design and development study including future goals for the TMET.
Havard, B., Ellis, H. & Kingry, M.A. (2013). The Team Member Evaluation Tool: Assigning Individual Grades on Group Projects. In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2013--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 510-515). New Orleans, Louisiana, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).