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Peer Review in Online Courses

Asking students to grade each other's work has become a popular type of assessment in online courses and is especially prevalent in classes with large enrollments, such as MOOCs. While classmates can be a helpful source of feedback, this strategy does require planning and guidance. How does it all work? And what is necessary to ensure that this method is effective for online learning?

Join us this week to share your suggestions for improving the process and making the most of peer review techniques.

This week's read-aheads:

Involving Students in Peer Review: Case Studies and Practical Strategies for University Teaching [PDF] from The University of Melbourne

Peer-Assessment from Cornell University Center for Teaching Excellence

How do Peer Assessments Work? from Coursera

Peer Grading Can't Work from Jonathan Rees, Inside Higher Ed