60-Second SoTL – Episode 31

This episode features an article from Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education and explores the nature and reliability of peer assessment in collaborative projects and assignments using students’ reflection and feedback:

Bong, Jiyae, and Min Sook Park. 2020. “Peer Assessment of Contributions and Learning Processes in Group Projects: An Analysis of Information Technology Undergraduate Students’ Performance.” Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education 45 (8): 1155–68. https://doi.org/10.1080/02602938.2020.1727413.  

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About This Episode’s Host

This episode was hosted by Stephen Gyan, a Graduate Apprentice for the Center for Leaderhsip at Elon University. Stephen is in the 5th cohort of Elon University’s Master of Arts in Higher Education (MHE) program.

Learn More about Team Dynamics in Collaborative Projects and Assignments

  • Conde, Miguel Á., Francisco J. Rodríguez-Sedano, Francisco J. Rodríguez-Lera, Alexis Gutiérrez-Fernández, and Ángel M. Guerrero-Higueras. 2021. “Assessing the Individual Acquisition of Teamwork Competence by Exploring Students’ Instant Messaging Tools Use: The WhatsApp Case Study.” Universal Access in the Information Society 20 (3): 441–50. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10209-020-00772-1.
  • Kang, Sung Mo. 2022. “Internal Fights Over Resources: The Effect of Power Struggles on Team Innovation.” Frontiers in Psychology 13 (November): 996737. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2022.996737. [Open Access]

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