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Peer Evaluated Writing to Increase Collaboration

Brookside Room, 1:30pm

Presenter(s):

Viviana Grieco, UMKC History Dept.

Kelley Melvin, UMKC Foreign Languages

Learner to learner interaction can be achieved by assigning small group projects, by requesting responses to discussion board postings and by engaging students through peer-evaluated assignments or critiques (QM Standard 5.1). This presentation discusses the effectiveness of peer-evaluated assignments as a tool for promoting active learning. We will discuss the functionality of the Self and Peer Assessment Blackboard tool as well as tips for using it in your class. If you are skeptical about peer assessment, we will also address the use of rubrics to keep peer evaluations accountable to the instructor’s grading standards.