Shared Assessment: a Strategy for Managing Multidisciplinary Projects

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Barnard Clarkson, ECU, Australia ; Joo Ho (Jo) Jung, Martin Masek, Edith Cowan University, Australia

EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, Jun 27, 2011 in Lisbon, Portugal ISBN 978-1-880094-89-1


Assessment-centered is the new black, apparently, if you believe recent research literature (eg. Boud & Associates, 2010) – but multi-disciplinary student assessments in multimedia are already challenging to assess. Naturally the more complex the project the more challenging it is for those administering the assessments, and in multi-unit settings (rather than end-of-course ‘capstone’ units) the complexity can be extreme. The consequential staff overload is insufficiently addressed even if the results are worth it. Shared assessments start with one large situated project and ask multiple staff running multiple units to collaborate whilst designing their assessments, all based around student teams ‘solving’ that project. This on-going research has developed criteria for better supporting staff in complex multidisciplinary projects in multimedia. After two years of iterations we thought to share the draft criteria, the positive results and the challenges through this paper and use feedback to better prepare for future iterations.


Clarkson, B., Jung, J.H.(. & Masek, M. (2011). Shared Assessment: a Strategy for Managing Multidisciplinary Projects. In T. Bastiaens & M. Ebner (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2011 (pp. 2925-2930). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved February 26, 2017 from