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ERIC Number: EJ1047647
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
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Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-0260-2938
"I'm Not Here to Learn How to Mark Someone Else's Stuff": An Investigation of an Online Peer-to-Peer Review Workshop Tool
Wilson, Michael John; Diao, Ming Ming; Huang, Leon
Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, v40 n1 p15-32 2015
In this article, we explore the intersecting concepts of fairness, trust and temporality in relation to the implementation of an online peer-to-peer review Moodle Workshop tool at a Sydney metropolitan university. Drawing on qualitative interviews with unit convenors and online surveys of students using the Workshop tool, we seek to highlight a complex array of attitudes, both varied and contested, towards online peer assessment. In particular, we seek to untangle convenors' positive appraisal of the Workshop tool as a method of encouraging "meta-cognitive" skills, and student perceptions relating to the redistribution of staff marking workload vis-à-vis the peer review tool as "unfair", "time-consuming" and "unprofessional". While the Workshop tool represents an innovative approach to the development of students' meta-cognitive attributes, the competitive atmosphere that circulates, and is quietly encouraged, within the tertiary education sector limits the true collaborative pedagogical potential and capacities approach built into peer-to-peer review initiatives like the Workshop tool.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia