Contributor: Henry Cook
Peer assessment is a powerful learning strategy to employ as it engages students in the process of critical evaluation. Through this critical evaluation of their own or their peers work students can gain a better understanding of what the assessment process is and what judgements are applied to assess their work. The mechanics of undertaking peer assessment have not always been easy to achieve within our learning and teaching systems however with the introduction of PebblePad we are able to provide a simple and intuitive option for students to view and provide feedback to their peers.
Using PebblePad for peer assessment is both highly customisable and is able to be integrated with other aspects of the PebblePad platform. This customisation and integration is important when considering how to embed the peer assessment within the rest of a reflective workflow or workbook. While the initial setup phase should be done in conjunction with an Educational Designer or Blended Learning Advisor it is a simple process to monitor and adjust to student preferences.
Watch the following video for a quick run through of the processes involved in designing a peer assessment in PebblePad.
Using PebblePad for peer assessment comes with plenty of advantages especially with the feedback models that are designable to help shape student responses, such as access to custom rubrics.
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