Grading Participation: An Alternative to Talking for Points

“Is there a way to motivate and improve student participation without grading it? I raise the question because I think grading contributions gets students talking for points, not talking to make points. Verbal students make sure they say something, but often without listening to or connecting with the comments of others.”

Here is an article that tries to make some sense of grading or not grading for participation in class in higher ed. What do you think? What have you tried?

Grading Participation: An Alternative to Talking for Points

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