Eduteams: Task oriented groups block
As a student, you can fill in the personality and intelligence tests. This test allow knowing your type of personality and the competencies that you have. One time you have filled in this test you can have access to a description that explains your personality and your intelligence competences. You only have to fill in the tests once and the results will be used in any course that you participate in.
As a teacher, you can create groups of students to work together to do a task. To decide in which groups has to be each student, you can use this plugin that using the personality and intelligence of each student to generate balanced groups in diversity. If a student has not filled in the personality or the intelligence test, it can not be selected to form part of a group. As a teacher you can know with students has not filled in the tests, and if you wish you can send a direct message to ask it to fill in.
Frequently answer questions
Why is necessary an external service to form the groups?
The algorith to create a balanced groups of students based on the gender, personality and intelligence of them, require some optimization and combinatorial methods that are not impelmented in PHP ( the language of the Moodle). For this reasosn we provide a webservice that realice this calculus, but the rest of other things as the calculus of the personality or the intelligences are integrated on the Moodle plugin.
Which data store the IIIA-CSIC external service when form groups?
When the service is called, it stores the information of the HTTP header as the remote address or port, the number of students per group, the request intelligence, the expected performance for the groups, and the list of students. For each student is stored an identifier and its associated personality and intelligence. The identifier is anonymized so the service does not known at with person on the Moodle is associated with the identifier. Also, it stored the formed groups for the students. On the other hand, it stored the feedback provided by the teachers that are used to evaluate the performance of the formed groups.
Has the IIIA-CSIC external service any limitation?
No, we provide the service free of charges without any limitation on the number of calls. Unfortunately, we have some physics limits on the server that only can process some thousand of request per second.