Experience in Evaluating the Educational Results Obtained by Students Carrying out an Educational Group Project
Keywords:an educational group project, assessment methodology, «soft skills», Software Engineering, web-service Trello
We have established that one of the main problems in the adaptation of graduates is the problem associated with the collective nature of future work, and the lack of appropriate competencies among young specialists. Also, we have developed and tested an assessment methodology an individual work of students in an educational group project, using web-service Trello based on the subject “Fundamentals of collaboration in IT”. Unlike others, the described assessment methodology allowed to increase the objectivity of the mid-term and final test results of both the students' work and the group work. Also, it allowed to track and direct students' activities to such an educational group project result that harmonizes their capabilities with requirements. Web-service Trello used for a group project allowed to quickly identify problems at all its stages, deploy resources rationally, avoid the “emergencies”, complete tasks on time, and organize constant feedback among all members of the group and the tutor. The tutor’s ability to track all the activities of each student and the group as a whole is one more benefit of using web-service Trello. As a result of the students' educational group project, they have developed the ability to work in a team.
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