Peer assessment assisted by technology

Honeychurch, S. , Barr, N. , Brown, C. and Hamer, J. (2012) Peer assessment assisted by technology. International Journal of E-Assessment, 3(1),

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A common theme from the National Student Survey is that students want more feedback, but increasing the amount of teacher-student feedback is not practicable. Peer assessment, if carefully supported, can be a cost-effective solution. In addition, peer assessment can help to reinforce transferable skills such as collaboration and communication. Yet despite this, and despite the emergence of computer-assisted tools, the uptake to using peer assessment in HE is patchy. This paper gives a brief analysis of some of the major online tools available and assesses them from the point of view of a large, traditional university. The paper concludes that there is scope for supporting a suite of complementary tools for peer assessment. It uses case studies to examine staff and student perceptions of peer assessment and concludes that having staff dedicated to supporting the technique and the technology has been a major reason for the moderately successful uptake of peer assessment at this institution.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:e-Assessment, Peer assessment,
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Honeychurch, Dr Sarah and Barr, Mr Niall and Hamer, Dr John and Brown, Mr Craig
Authors: Honeychurch, S., Barr, N., Brown, C., and Hamer, J.
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
College/School:University Services > Learning and Teaching Services Division
Journal Name:International Journal of E-Assessment
Journal Abbr.:IJEA

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