Resource Library

The Resource Library contains a collection of higher education learning and teaching materials flowing from projects funded by the Commonwealth of Australia including those from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council.

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8 resources found for ‘group assessment’.

Assessing group work in media and communications

Dr Greg Battye, Dr Ian Hart, Dr Coralie McCormack, Dr Peter Donnan
University of Canberra
2008
University of Canberra

In Media and Communications, authentic tasks are the basis of learning through assessment. Media production in the real world is almost always a collaborative process. Hence, authentic assessment tasks require student to collaborate in groups. Collaborative group work effectively fosters both discipline-specific and generic professional attributes if carefully devised and managed. The project team identified common target areas for improvement, constructed and tested a range of practical tools and techniques for improving assessment in these areas, disseminated results and the products to the Media and Communication teaching community and are providing an online forum for on-going evolution, discussion, testing and feedback by the teaching community.

Macquarie, UNSW

The main focus of the resource is group assessment relevant to a range of disciplines, for example media, communication, creative arts and medical disciplines. It includes 13 case studies (of majors from four universities), explores key issues in relation to group assessment, and includes links to the research literature and keynotes by leading authorities in assessment. The resource is useful for academic staff designing units, courses and programs and who may be intending to incorporate group work. The case studies are useful for both design and assessment samples and for benchmarking purposes. Video is used to develop the key issues: a rationale for group assessment; creating and managing groups; group marks; peer assessment; technology; transparency; and feedback. The presence of both staff and student views and experiences in the video material imparts a particular level of credibility to the discussion of issues and principles. Keynote addresses, on policy, design, implementation, evaluation and learning, from leading authorities in assessment principles, and the practice of group and collaborative assessment, are also included. The case studies are of particular interest to course, unit and program designers as well as academic developers and planning and quality staff, while the issues are of interest to all staff grappling with collaborative or group assessment. The videos, for example those in relation to the rationale for team work, may also be of benefit to students. Users should be made aware of the login link to the forum, an issue which may detract from the website's currency. The resource recognises the competing demands on the user's time and the cognitive load requirements though an accessible design template (using three main and four supplementary links), the use of short videos, and the links to the research literature.  The user does not require prior experience, domain-specific knowledge or specific IT requirements to use the resource. The resource deals with the problematic issue of group assessment and solves key issues in a concise and user-friendly way. It is easy to read and navigate and does not need to be read in conjunction with the project report. It is a practical, easy-to-access and use website on group assessment and team work.

Assessing group work in media and communications

Dr Greg Battye, Dr Ian Hart, Dr Coralie McCormack, Dr Peter Donnan
University of Canberra
2008
University of Canberra

In Media and Communications, authentic tasks are the basis of learning through assessment. Media production in the real world is almost always a collaborative process. Hence, authentic assessment tasks require student to collaborate in groups. Collaborative group work effectively fosters both discipline-specific and generic professional attributes if carefully devised and managed. The project team identified common target areas for improvement, constructed and tested a range of practical tools and techniques for improving assessment in these areas, disseminated results and the products to the Media and Communication teaching community and are providing an online forum for on-going evolution, discussion, testing and feedback by the teaching community.

Macquarie, UNSW
Final Report Download Document (188.02 KB)

Supporting student peer assessment and review in large groupwork projects

Richard Raban, Andrew Litchfield, Keith Willey, Antoine Hermans, Steve Murray, David Davis, Heinz Dreher, Neil Harris, Katherine Wenham
University of Technology, Sydney
2009
University of Technology, Sydney

The project’s purpose is to further the educational design and dissemination of an online tool to support and facilitate self-and-peer assessment of individual contributions in large group work projects. The online tool supports group work processes through facilitating self-and-peer assessment by providing quantitative and qualitative feedback, evaluation, reflection and review opportunities.

CUT, Griffith, QUT
Final Report Download Document (684.2 KB)
TeCTRa Installation Guide v3.00.029 Download Document (389.46 KB)
TeCTRa Manual v3.00.029 Download Document (13.93 MB)
TeCTRa Architecture v3.00.029 Download Document (2.32 MB)
TeCTRa Ajax Interface Common Document for v3.00.029 Download Document (260.29 KB)
TeCTRa Ajax Interface Admin Document for v3.00.029 Download Document (405.29 KB)
TeCTRa Ajax Interface Member Document for v3.00.029 Download Document (383.61 KB)
TeCTRa Ajax Interface System Administration Document for v3.00.029 Download Document (285.15 KB)
TeCTRa Useability Survey Download Document (161.8 KB)

Assessment of Physiotherapy Practice (APP)

Megan Dalton, Jennifer Keating, Megan Davidson
Griffith University
2009
Griffith University

A preliminary search of the physiotherapy literature revealed a lack of systematic studies to determine the validity and reliability of instruments for assessing clinical competence of students in physiotherapy programs worldwide (Beckman et al. 2005; Stickley 2005). The project group therefore proposes a method for the development of a standardised assessment procedure that meets the needs of students and educators and provides valid and reliable measurements of student clinical competence.

Specific project aims were to:

  1. develop a competency based assessment instrument to evaluate the performance of physiotherapy students in the workplace;
  2. investigate and refine the psychometric properties of the instrument; and
  3. investigate the viability of using the instrument as a measure of physiotherapy competency in the practice environment

La Trobe, Monash
Final report Download Document (5.22 MB)

The Assessment of Physiotherapy Practice instrument (APP) is a standardised clinical assessment tool with rigorous field testing behind its development.  The APP has been endorsed by the Council of Physiotherapy Deans of Australia and New Zealand (CPDANZ) which has strongly recommended its use in university entry level programs in Australasia. The APP is listed as a validated tool for the assessment of student clinical competence by the Australian Physiotherapy Council in its Accreditation of Entry Level Physiotherapy Programs -- A Manual for Universities. The APP is now used in the majority of accredited entry level physiotherapy programs throughout Australasia.

The resource comprises the Assessment of Physiotherapy Practice Clinical Education Resource Manual and a DVD. The Resource Manual contains a comprehensive description of the APP instrument including desirable professional behaviours and practical performance targets which make up the performance indicators for each of the 20 items as well as detailed guidance for scoring of each item.

The DVD cannot be used as a stand-alone resource. It is provided to support clinical educators in applying the APP and/or for training in assessment using the APP. Prior to viewing the DVD therefore, users will need to familiarise themselves with the APP instrument and its associated performance indicators, as well as how best to use the case studies provided on the DVD.

The resource will be of great value to academics involved in preclinical and clinical education of physiotherapy students, to clinical educators and preceptors in the field and indeed to students themselves as a self-directed learning tool. Because of its standardisation and wide adoption in Australasia, there is a great potential for the APP to be used for benchmarking purposes and for comparison of assessment outcomes in physiotherapy programs which may be quite varied in their design and delivery.

Learning and Teaching Academic Standards Project Report

Australian Learning and Teaching Council Ltd.
Australian Learning and Teaching Council Limited
2011
Australian Learning and Teaching Council Limited

Final project report for the Learning and Teaching Academic Standards Project (LTAS).  This report covers the second-intake discipline groups of: Architecture, Building and Construction, Education and Science.

Final Report Download Document (3.21 MB)

eDST: Decision support tools for multi-disciplinary applications in higher education

David Cottle , Peter Lane , L Ray Fife
University of New England
2011
University of New England
Final Report Download Document (453.5 KB)
1 - Position Paper Decision Support Tools for Multi-Disciplinary Download Document (950.75 KB)
3 - National Forum Report Download Document (1.05 MB)
4 - Survey Results on DST use in H Ed Download Document (587.78 KB)
5 - Project Poster Download Document (1.06 MB)
6 - Request for Proposals Download Document (592.89 KB)
7 - Prospectus for Membership of the Simulation Platform for SPLAT Download Document (548.71 KB)
2 - Position paper: Decision Support Tools (DST) within Universities – Technical Environment/Sustainability Business Model Download Document (345.27 KB)

D-Cubed Dissemination Project InDesign Resources

Ms Deanne Gannaway, Ms Tilly Hinton, Ms Kaitlin Moore
The University of Queensland
2011
The University of Queensland

The following InDesign files are provided to allow project teams modify the Quick Guides and other resources produced by the project D-Cubed: A Review of Dissemination Strategies used by Projects Funded by the ALTC Grants Scheme . The InDesign program and expertise in using this application is required.  The INDD file and associated Font and Links folders are provided in the .zip file.

Quick Guide for assessors and evaluators Download Document (2.87 MB)
Quick Guide for prospective applicants Download Document (2.87 MB)
Quick Guide for senior leaders Download Document (3.32 MB)
Quick Guide for support staff Download Document (2.87 MB)
Thinking about dissemination literature Download Document (2.39 MB)
Thinking about dissemination budget planning Download Document (2.81 MB)
Thinking about assessing the climate of readiness for change Download Document (3.44 MB)
Thinking about planning a dissemination strategy Download Document (1.95 MB)
Thinking about sustainability of dissemination Download Document (3.5 MB)
Thinking about identifying your target groups Download Document (1.98 MB)

A Review of the Dissemination Strategies used by Projects Funded by the ALTC Grants Scheme

Deanne Gannaway, Tilly Hinton, Bianca Berry, Kaitlin Moore
The University of Queensland
2011
The University of Queensland

This project investigated the effectiveness of dissemination for ALTC Grants Scheme projects in the period 2006 to 2009.  The Final Report outlines a new approach to dissemination that aims to increase opportunities for achieving productive change in learning and teaching and a new dissemination framework is presented.

The practitioner focused D-Cubed Guide explores the nature and purpose of dissemination, persents a range of effective dissemination activities, and provides examples of good practice. Resources from the Guide are also presented separately.

University of Sunshine Coast
Final Report Download Document (3.15 MB)
The D-Cubed guide Download Document (1.57 MB)
Quick Guide for assessors and evaluators Download Document (864.95 KB)
Quick Guide for prospective applicants Download Document (866.12 KB)
Quick Guide for senior managers Download Document (863.96 KB)
Quick Guide for support staff Download Document (866.41 KB)
Thinking about assessing the climate of readiness for change Download Document (327.6 KB)
Thinking about dissemination budget planning Download Document (252.87 KB)
Thinking about dissemination literature Download Document (194.9 KB)
Thinking about identifying your target groups Download Document (183.47 KB)
Thinking about planning a dissemination strategy Download Document (290.82 KB)
Thinking about sustainability of dissemination Download Document (273.43 KB)