Tools for peer assessment in an e-learning environment

  • Hugo Nordseth Senior Lecturer Faculty of agriculture and information technology Nord-Trøndelag University College
  • Sonja Ekker Assistant professor Faculty of agriculture and information technology Nord-Trøndelag University College
  • Robin Munkvold Assistant professor Faculty of agriculture and information technology Nord-Trøndelag University College
Keywords: Peer Assessment, Intended Learning Outcomes, Learning Management System, Rubrics, Portfolio, Six Thinking Hats, Deeper Learning

Abstract

Our exploration of peer assessment in the formative feedback of themes within ITL111 Digital Competence for teachers (15 ECTS) and GEO102 Physical Geography (15 ECTS) is based on support from tools within the LMS, sets of learning based outcomes, rubrics and Six Thinking Hats. The overall effect is improved quality of the student assignments and deeper learning. The best results were registered with the use of rubrics where the students were presented with clearly defined criteria for expected performance on a sample of different themes within the course. In order to perform the peer review, the students had to acquire the basic knowledge of the various themes. In addition, seeing how others solved the assignment provided the student with reflections on the themes that would improve the student's own final portfolio.

Published
2010-11-21
How to Cite
Nordseth, H., Ekker, S., & Munkvold, R. (2010). Tools for peer assessment in an e-learning environment. Seminar.net, 6(3). Retrieved from https://journals.hioa.no/index.php/seminar/article/view/2420
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