Is peer assessment of asynchronous group discussions fostering skills relevant to our future graduates?

Stephane Bouchoucha, Helen Wozniak

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    Abstract

    The increasing use of peer assessment in higher education institutions, as well as its benefits in term of students' learning is well documented. Distance education can be fraught with challenges, but creating a community of practice has been proven to increase student engagement and learning. This paper reports on the implementation of peer assessment of online asynchronous group discussions to foster a community of practice and equip future graduates with lifelong skills relevant to their chosen professional path. Through a careful preparation of students, the implementation of the peer assessment process proved beneficial. This paper describes the analysis performed to establish the validity and reliability of the peer assessment process in the context of a 3rd year unit of study of the bachelor of nursing at Charles Darwin University.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages113-118
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
    EventCurriculum, technology & transformation for an unknown future -
    Duration: 5 Dec 2010 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceCurriculum, technology & transformation for an unknown future
    Period5/12/10 → …

    Keywords

    • Assessment tools
    • Asynchronous communication
    • Distance education
    • Peer assessment

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