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Damodharan Varadarajan

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Assessment Tools for Group Projects in Higher Education

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This paper will focus on a specific online project management tool – Teambox – and its use as an assessment tool for student group/project work; it also deals with the subject of individual student contribution and accountability. It includes the types and importance of group work and the challenges it poses on assessment by teachers. This paper also focuses on the free online project management application used for team productivity; the feature’s built in it, and its application for student group work/projects. This tool can also work as a deterrent to the phenomenon of free riders that take advantage of others’ effort in the group project and also encourage team participation.