Scenario 5D - Peer Assessment
In a peer assessment process, students are expected to critically analyse artefacts produced by other students and provide their peers with a feedback, which can be either quantitative or (more often) qualitative.
The peer assessment process supports and enhances learning for both parties involved (the one who receives the feedback and the one who provides it): by reviewing their colleagues’ artefacts, students take an active role, can practice cross-sectional skills (critical thinking), can reflect on their own learning by comparing themselves with their peers, and learn how to give constructive feedback. Moreover, relying on peer assessment can have the (non-trivial) side effect of lightening the teacher’s workload.
Peer assessment is usually used as a formative assessment method and can be organized in the form of a Peer Review collaborative technique. If you want to learn more about how to set up an online Peer Review, you can follow the link to the scenario 3A Peer Review.
FORUM. Use an online forum if you want the peer assessment to happen in asynchronous mode. Watch the following video to learn how to set up a forum.
WEBINAR. Use an online webinar (basic configuration) and/or an online webinar with breakout rooms if
you want the peer assessment s to happen in synchronous mode. Watch the following video to learn how to set up a webinar or a webinar with breakout rooms.
DATABASE. Use the database if you want your students to share their final artefacts. Watch the following video to learn how to set up a database.
Note that providing a rubric to students aimed to scaffold the reviewing process might help and contribute to collect more structured and effective feedback.