For the enhancement of information technology competence in education, the Science students in the Secondary Certificate of Education courses at the Hong Kong Institute of Education are required to develop some online materials by themselves in form of the World Wide Web (WWW) home-page projects. Before doing this, they have been provided with some first-person self-learning experiences on the Internet via a virtual centre of interactive hypermedia resources for self-learning called HAS Centre whose website is located at http://www.ied.edu.hk/has. Furthermore, they are equipped with the basic principles and techniques of courseware design through a few lessons on home-page authoring as offered by a Science teacher educator. A number of student home-page projects had then been developed and put on the HAS Centre's Intranet website and students in the same class were assigned to perform some self-ratings and peer-ratings of those home-page projects by themselves. In this paper, we shall present the details of our method and some preliminary results on collecting and analyzing those self-assessment and peer-assessment data. We shall also discuss the educational values and the possible sources of errors and problems associated with this kind of project assessment.
|Publication status||Published - 1999|