Designing project-based courses with a focus on group formation and assessment

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The value and the pitfalls of project and group work are well recognized. The principles and elements which apply to projects in general, apply to project-based courses. Thoughtful and detailed planning, understanding of the stakeholders and their needs, a good design, appropriate testing, monitoring and quality control and continual management can maximize the benefits and minimize the negatives. In this article we draw together the literature to consider key design choices of project-based courses considering: type, length, size, management, participants, and content with a particular focus on the composition of groups and the issues surrounding assessment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2-1-2-40
JournalACM Transactions on Computing Education
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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