A project-based collaborative learning with an online evidence-based assessment system

Jiemin ZHONG, Di ZOU, Wai Man Winnie LAM, Haoran XIE

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In this research, we developed an online assessment system to assist students' collaboration and quantify the collaborative learning process. We collected the learning behaviour data using this system, analysed the impact of group collaboration on students' learning performance, and explored the relationship between group collaboration and course difficulty. The results showed that the more advanced course induced more group collaboration, but group collaboration may not have significant effects on the academic achievements of the participants. Furthermore, cooperative learning had five basic elements, and face-to-face communication was essential for assessing collaborative group learning. To better measure the learning performance of the students, we improved the scoring criteria, established a more flexible assessment system, and analysed the effectiveness of collaborative learning of small groups from more dimensions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)368-389
Number of pages22
JournalInternational Journal of Innovation and Learning
Issue number3
Early online date27 Sept 2021
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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  • Assessment
  • Blended learning
  • Collaborative learning
  • Higher education
  • Learning behaviour
  • Learning performance
  • Online learning
  • Online learning system
  • Project-based learning
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