Why the assessment phase is crucial

In a large online course such as this one, it's not feasible for a small group of teachers or facilitators to provide personalised feedback on each participant's work. Peer assessment is the only practical way to provide participants with feedback on their work.

A survey of participants who took part in a peer assessment activity in one of our previous courses indicated that...

  • Most participants found the different aspects of the peer assessment activity to be a useful learning experience.
  • Some participants were happy with the feedback they got from their peer assessors, but some were disappointed.
  • Getting overly brief assessments without useful or practical suggestions was the most common cause for disappointment.
Now please read this: how to be a good peer assessor

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