Designing an electronic assessment to foster peer learning

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Proceedings of the International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE’02)

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Feedback, Computer science education, Educational technology, Performance evaluation, Psychology, Electronics packaging, International collaboration, Performance analysis, Peer to peer computing, Educational products


The potential benefits of peer learning have long been recognized and are especially relevant today when lifelong and life-wide learning is prevalent. In this paper, we propose to incorporate peer assessment as part of the learning activities using an on-line environment. Participants are required to conduct group projects which entail an intra -group reflection by critically evaluating their own progress and to perform an inter-group assessment by giving feedback and grades to their peer’s assignment via the web. Qualitative and quantitative analysis will be conducted at the end of the semester to examine if peer assessment can improve learning and group dynamics.



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We are also grateful for the Hong Kong Institute of Education’s financial support for this project TDG 3095. {TDG 3095}

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Copyright © 2002 The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. Access to external full text or publisher's version may require subscription.

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ISBN of the source publication: 0769515096

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Ma, A. W. W. & Ng, E. M. W. (2002). Designing an electronic assessment to foster peer learning. In IEEE (Ed.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE’02) (pp. 316-317). Washington, DC: IEEE Computer Society. doi: 10.1109/CIE.2002.1185935