[game_edu] Evaluating individual students on semester long project classes
caseyod at uga.edu
Thu Jan 5 14:00:40 EST 2012
My approach is:
I grade the project. Let's say it's a 92/100 for the project.
They peer-evaluate one another. Their peer evaluations are 1-10 and I
average them. Let's say that a student has an average of 8.5/10 (They must
also provide justification for those responses). Then that student would
get [.85 * 92] / 100 on the project. Sure, a team could game it and give
everyone 10s. This has happened. But usually those projects are not good,
thus they all still get the lower grade. If a student doesn't pull their
weight, they typically give 10s to their entire team (hoping for the same
in return... Which never happens).
Rather than having them give me written reports, team leads must keep me
informed about the status of a project. What's working, where they are
stuck, etc. I'm going to try and have them all use a project management
software this term so that they all have a better sense about time
estimation and project tracking...
We'll see how that goes.
For these classes I also have a handful of small individual projects so
that all their eggs aren't in a single basket.
On 1/4/12 10:09 AM, "Robert R. Kessler" <kessler at cs.utah.edu> wrote:
>The techniques that we've tried are (note, we typically have an area lead
>appointed over engineering, arts, and design, and then a team lead)
>1) Have each area leader report whether each student did their work and
>how well they did it (we've tried evaluating them as: C - if they did
>their job, B - if they did it and did an excellent job, A - if they did B
>work and then went above and beyond and did more - as in worked on extra
>items from the sprint backlog). For the area leads, they are evaluated
>by the team lead and then the team lead is evaluated by the area-leads.
>2) Have each student create a gamer blog and include in it each week,
>what they were assigned to do. Then make an entry at the end of the week
>with what they accomplished and to show evidence. We the teaching staff
>then go in and evaluate it weekly.
>Neither of these have been quite satisfactory.
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