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The use of online work groups partially or totally self-managed is becoming a widespread educational practice even within formal education contexts such as universities, especially in job-oriented post-graduate courses (master courses, specialization courses, internships). In such contexts it is important to have assessment criteria which can be easily applied and later integrated adequately with the individual assessments.
What indicators are therefore taken into consideration when assessing an online collaborative group? In an earlier study we had drawn up an “effective collaboration” quantitative model centered on the quality of communication and socio-ethical relationships management. Here we propose to integrate such a model with another two quality dimensions (i.e., the dimension “quality of critical negotiation” (QCN) and the “Quality of end product” (QEP).

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Calvani, A., Fini, A., & Molino, M. (2010). Assessing online collaborative groups within institutional contexts: a pluridimensional approach. Journal of E-Learning and Knowledge Society, 6(2).

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