Assessment strategy for virtual teams undertaking the EWB Challenge

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Brodie, Lyn. 2008. "Assessment strategy for virtual teams undertaking the EWB Challenge." Mann, Llewellyn, Thompson, Adam and Howard, Prue (ed.) 19th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE 2008). Yeppoon, Australia 07 - 10 Dec 2008 Rockhampton, Australia.
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Assessment strategy for virtual teams undertaking the EWB Challenge

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AuthorBrodie, Lyn
EditorsMann, Llewellyn, Thompson, Adam and Howard, Prue
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the 19th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AaeE 2008)
ERA Conference ID42271
Number of Pages6
Year2008
Place of PublicationRockhampton, Australia
ISBN1921047607
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://www.events.rockhamptoninfo.com.au/
Conference/Event19th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE 2008)
Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE)
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Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE)
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Event Details
19th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE 2008)
Parent
Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE)
Delivery
In person
Event Date
07 to end of 10 Dec 2008
Event Location
Yeppoon, Australia
Abstract

[Abstract]: The Engineers without Borders (EWB) Challenge has been incorporated into a core first year course in the Faculty of Engineering and Surveying at University of Southern Queensland. This paper examines an assessment strategy which supports developing a team and problem solving process as well as the final outcome for the team. The assessment strategy aims to encourage teams and individual students to develop practices and strategies which can be used in other projects and problem solving situations as well as producing this one team report in one course. The team and problem solving process is critical as the majority of our teams work as virtual teams having no face to face contact with either other team members or facilitator. Significant emphasis is placed on developing strategies for virtual team work and encouraging individual student learning in line with individual learning goals set with consideration of prior knowledge and experience.

Keywordsvirtual teams, assessment, higher education research
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390113. Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
390402. Education assessment and evaluation
390409. Learning sciences
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