Extending the SOLO Model for Software-Based Projects

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Ilana Lavy 1,* Aharon Yadin 1

1. Department of Management Information Systems, Yezreel Valley College (YVC) Israel

* Corresponding author.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijmecs.2014.03.01

Received: 20 Dec. 2013 / Revised: 12 Jan. 2014 / Accepted: 10 Feb. 2014 / Published: 8 Mar. 2014

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Higher education, peer assessment, the SOLO taxonomy, student perceptions, student performance


In the process of assessing learning outcomes, educators use constructive tools for evaluating students' understanding and performance. In the present study MIS students were engaged in a full life cycle project as part of a Software Analysis and Design workshop. For evaluating their performance, we used the SOLO (Structure of the Observed Learning Outcomes) taxonomy. However during the various stages of the workshop we encountered some inherent limitations of the taxonomy that led us to the understanding that the SOLO taxonomy should be enhanced. This paper elaborates on these missing but required enhancements.

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Ilana Lavy, Aharon Yadin, "Extending the SOLO Model for Software-Based Projects", International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science (IJMECS), vol.6, no.3, pp.1-10, 2014. DOI:10.5815/ijmecs.2014.03.01


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