Group or Individual Scoring of Collaborative Assessments?

Assessing Collaborative Projects: Group or Individual Scoring?

In Chapter 14: Managing Assessment of Interaction and Collaboration, Oosterhof, Conrad, & Ely (2008) discuss the challenges associated with evaluating collaborative projects. There is a great deal of research surrounding this topic and best practices for instructors in terms of creation, management and assessment. For this week’s discussion, you will pose an argument for group scoring or individual scoring based upon your discussion group. Be sure to use include information gained from the other learning resources highlighted this week.


Last names A-M will post in forum #1 (for group scoring); last names N – Z will post in forum #2 (for individual scoring)

For additonal information, you may click on the link provided to view a short video from a student’s perspective regarding collaboaritive planning. The video can be viewed by selecting:

You will be evaluated based upon the discussion rubric attached: Rubric for Discussion Board Wk7 Assignment


If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please see me as soon as possible!!


Dr. Spikes




3 thoughts on “Group or Individual Scoring of Collaborative Assessments?

  1. Hi Iona,
    Ormrod, Schunk, & Gredler, (2008) also follow the guidelines of Fish and Wickersham, (2009) who agree that adults learn best when they teach someone else how to do something.
    Although, learning communities are directed toward learning and not socializing, Social, Cognitive, and Teaching are very important to the adult learning community.
    Joel Mencena describes the relationship between the three elements of this community:
    • Teaching presence is the design, facilitation, and direction of cognitive and social processes toward the goal of meaningful and educationally worthwhile learning outcomes.
    • Social presence is the ability of participants to identify with the group, communicate in a trusting environment, and develop social relationships by way of expressing their individuality.
    • Cognitive presence is the exploration, construction, resolution, and confirmation of understanding (Mencena, 2013).

    It appears that all of these are essential to create a fulfilling learning experience.
    Learning Solutions Magazine: Building an online community. (2013). Mencena, J. Retrieved from
    Ormrod, J.E.; Schunk, D. H., & Gredler, M. (2008). Learning theories and instruction. New York: Laureate Education, Inc.

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