When doing group work, I expect that there will be at least one group member who doesn’t pull their weight. As a student, I remember having to pick up the slack to get group assignments done. Instructors know this is common in group work and have tried various methods to assess performance. One such method is having students evaluate their group members’ performance using Blackboard’s self and peer assessment tool (Click here for a how-to video). How do you help ensure students participate equally and are assessed fairly in groups work?
By: Ken Harmel