ERIC Number: ED479583
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
Self and Peer Assessment in an Online Collaborative Learning Environment.
Menchaca, Marylu; Resta, Paul; Awalt, Carolyn
A challenge in online collaborative learning teams is assuring that all members of the virtual learning team are actively engaged and contributing to the work of the team. One strategy to hold individual members of a learning team accountable for their contributions is through the use of peer and self evaluations. This paper provides a summary of an analysis of peer and self evaluations as part of an ongoing study of the use of peer and self assessment in online collaborative learning environments. The subjects of the study were on-campus and off-campus students, who were enrolled in a Web-based graduate course in collaborative learning. Based on a factor analysis of repeated self and peer evaluations, two factors were identified. This study focuses on developing a deeper understanding of the two factors. The nesting of the self and peer evaluations and the dependency of the repeated measures data guided the use of a hierarchical mixed effects linear model with the two factor scores as the dependent variable and self or peer, team, assessment time, gender and campus presence as the predictors. Among the findings are that students change their evaluations of themselves and peers over time, showing more differences as time goes on. Gender differences are also noted in their scores. Off-campus men were found to decrease their task performance and their contribution to the positive social interaction with time. (Contains 25 references.) (Author)
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Cooperative Learning, Distance Education, Educational Assessment, Informal Assessment, Online Systems, Peer Evaluation, Self Evaluation (Groups), Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Evaluation, Teamwork
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Note: In: E-Learn 2002 World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education. Proceedings (7th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, October 15-19, 2002); see IR 022 093.