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WEB-BASED WRITING AND PEER REVIEWING IN CHEMISTRY EDUCATION
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, University of Texas at Austin, United States

International Conference on Mathematics / Science Education and Technology, Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

Abstract

Research has been done showing the usefulness of writing in learning academic subject material. In college programs, numerous techniques, such as summary writing and peer reviewing have been adopted. In the sciences, however, large class sizes often preclude students from having frequent writing opportunities. We solved this problem by creating a semi-automated web-based peer-editing program. Our goals were to help students learn chemistry concepts by writing about them and to prepare students for future careers by developing their writing skills. A peer-reviewing process and assessment rubric was devised to allow upper-level chemistry students to read, critique, and grade their classmates' papers. Results of the rubric were stored to a database and were available to the writer through an on-line search. The course was served using a Macintosh and the inexpensive software FileMaker Pro 4.0 and Claris Home Page 3.0.

Citation

Jester, C. (2000). WEB-BASED WRITING AND PEER REVIEWING IN CHEMISTRY EDUCATION. In Proceedings of International Conference on Mathematics / Science Education and Technology 2000 (p. 429). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved June 25, 2022 from .

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