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What’s your contribution? An online system for assessing each member’s participation in team based projects

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Abstract


  • Team based subjects in Engineering occur within the School of Electrical, Computer and

    Telecommunications Engineering in second and third year undergraduate degrees. In such subjects,

    students work in teams of between five and ten students to propose and develop engineered products

    for a target market place (chosen from different themes) with a small budget allocated for purchasing

    materials and devices. In practice, all students cannot make exactly the same contribution as each other,

    so a system to allocate marks for individual’s contribution has been previously developed and employed

    within the school. This system is called the Fair Contribution Sheet (FCS) and a paper‐based form has

    been developed and deployed within these subjects for many years. This paper outlines the FCS system

    and describes the development of an electronic form based equivalent, which was first deployed in

    2010. The deployed system was developed using Java and Java Server pages (JSP). A survey of students,

    who used this software, was conducted. Some of these students had previously used the paper‐based

    FCS and their perception of the differences between the electronic and paper based versions, along with

    other results, are presented in this paper. The paper also compares the use of the paper and electronic

    versions from the viewpoint of the subject coordinator.

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • P. J. Vial, Z. Zhang, M. Ros, C. H. Ritz & G. W. Trott, "What’s your contribution? An online system for assessing each member’s participation in team based projects," in The 4th International Conference on Signal Processing and Communication Systems, 2010, pp. 1-8.

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  • 2-s2.0-79952507016

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=10866&context=infopapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/infopapers/3530

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  • 1

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  • 8

Place Of Publication


  • Gold Coast Queensland, Australia

Abstract


  • Team based subjects in Engineering occur within the School of Electrical, Computer and

    Telecommunications Engineering in second and third year undergraduate degrees. In such subjects,

    students work in teams of between five and ten students to propose and develop engineered products

    for a target market place (chosen from different themes) with a small budget allocated for purchasing

    materials and devices. In practice, all students cannot make exactly the same contribution as each other,

    so a system to allocate marks for individual’s contribution has been previously developed and employed

    within the school. This system is called the Fair Contribution Sheet (FCS) and a paper‐based form has

    been developed and deployed within these subjects for many years. This paper outlines the FCS system

    and describes the development of an electronic form based equivalent, which was first deployed in

    2010. The deployed system was developed using Java and Java Server pages (JSP). A survey of students,

    who used this software, was conducted. Some of these students had previously used the paper‐based

    FCS and their perception of the differences between the electronic and paper based versions, along with

    other results, are presented in this paper. The paper also compares the use of the paper and electronic

    versions from the viewpoint of the subject coordinator.

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • P. J. Vial, Z. Zhang, M. Ros, C. H. Ritz & G. W. Trott, "What’s your contribution? An online system for assessing each member’s participation in team based projects," in The 4th International Conference on Signal Processing and Communication Systems, 2010, pp. 1-8.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-79952507016

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=10866&context=infopapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/infopapers/3530

Has Global Citation Frequency


Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 8

Place Of Publication


  • Gold Coast Queensland, Australia