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Searching for effective peer assessment models for improving online learning in HE – Do-It-Yourself (DIY) case PROCEEDING

, , , Centria University of Applied Sciences, Finland ; , Hanyang Cyber University, Korea (South)

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E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada ISBN 978-1-939797-31-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA


Peer assessment brings new affordances to the implementation of meaningful assessment on online courses (eg MOOCs) by using technological solutions to automate the assessment process For this reason, teachers need digital pedagogic skills for planning, implementing and developing effective peer assessment models In this paper we apply the criteria of a good peer assessment task to peer review the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) automatic evaluation path (peer assessment case) designed by one of the authors Our collegial review employs a set of criteria teachers can use to develop peer assessment tasks in their teaching The peer review describes the strengths and development needs of the DIY case The case indicates that a successful peer assessment task also requires teachers to recognize changes in their role in a learning activity Based on the peer review, the potential for the DIY model to provide automated peer assessment practices in game-oriented learning processes is acknowledged.


Leppisaari, I., Peltoniemi, J., Hohenthal, T. & Im, Y. (2017). Searching for effective peer assessment models for improving online learning in HE – Do-It-Yourself (DIY) case. In J. Dron & S. Mishra (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 53-65). Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved August 20, 2018 from .


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