A. "Assessing Collaborative Assignments" (SlideShare; slide 12) outlines the broad strokes for doing such assessment. The following rubrics refine the process:
- See "50+ Beyond-the-Essay Rubrics" for assignment-appropriate rubrics for other aspects of the collaborative process and resulting product.
- "To Grade or Not to Grade?: Review your intended outcomes for using collaborative tools and decide if grading is appropriate."
- "If you decide to assign grade, place the eavluation's emphasis on the content."
- "Use rubrics as appropriate."
- "Assessment and evaluation might include any of the following criteria. In the entry, the student ..."
- "Provided a descriptive record of his or her study"
- "Included personal observations and questions about course material"
- "Identified areas to review"
- "Evaluated his or her study by referencing his or her learning process"
- "Used reasoning and collected evidence"
- "Planned improvemen or set goals based on reflection"
- "Focus on the content and ideas."
- "Write in complete sentences and include details."
- "Always provide positive comments."
- "Avoid overwhelminga student with too many comments."
- "Help students learn from their writing."
- "Whenevr possible, provide feedback to the class as a whole."
B. For More on Collaborative Learning, See the Following: