A Web-Based Peer Interaction Framework for Improved Assessment and Supervision of Students PROCEEDINGS
Michael Mogessie, Giuseppe Riccardi, Marco Ronchetti, DISI – Universita' degli Studi di Trento, Italy
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, in Tampere, Finland ISBN 978-1-939797-08-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
One of the challenges of both traditional and contemporary instructional media in higher education is creating a sustainable teaching-learning environment that ensures continuous engagement of students and provides efficient means of assessing their performance. We present a peer-based framework designed to increase active participation of students in courses administered in both traditional and blended learning settings. Students are continuously engaged in attention-eliciting tasks and are assessed by their peers. The framework allows semi-automated assignment of tasks to students. In completing these tasks, students ask questions, answer questions from other students, evaluate the quality of question-answer pairs and rate answers provided by their peers. We have implemented this framework in several courses and run extensive experiments to assess the effectiveness of our approach. We discuss the results of students’ surveys of this approach, which, in general, has been perceived as
Mogessie, M., Riccardi, G. & Ronchetti, M. (2014). A Web-Based Peer Interaction Framework for Improved Assessment and Supervision of Students. In J. Viteli & M. Leikomaa (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2014--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 1371-1380). Tampere, Finland: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 23, 2018 from https://www.learntechlib.org/p/147663/.
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