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Suggestions for How to Conduct Online Peer Review
« on: May 06, 2020, 01:05:42 AM »

During the time of COVID-19, online coursework is more prevalent that ever. For someone who never taken an online class this could be a good read to help comprehend the effectiveness of online peer feedback. What are the pros, cons, and challenges to overcome.

The article discusses different ways peer feedback can be conducted through an online medium. One can use synchronous forms with chat systems, or use asynchronous feedback with emails, and bulletin board postings. Much research points to the fact that e- feedback retains a lot of the same benefits that a student would get in a physical classroom or meeting and get the additional benefit of anonmynity

The present study in this article observes 22 college ESL students. The student's corrections in correlation to the peer feedback received displayed that the students wrote more critically about their peer's papers due to the advantage of anonymity. Students from a Japanese cultural background in particular displayed little confidence in assessing a peer's writing. May students found this kind of exchange of a text for text feedback much more difficult  that face- to face feedback causing receivers of the feedback to have reluctancy in asking for any clarification. Because of this, there were a good number of identified fallacies or suggested changes in the peer feedback that went unchanged.

The Guardado and Shi suggest that though anonymity helped students voice their options it actually may hinder interaction between the students. To avoid any problems they suggest to discuss the feedback as a class after it has been received by each student, and perhaps before even starting the peer evaluation to give explicit training and clear guidelines for what the feedback itself and the experience should entail.

Going forward with online classes and peer assessment become more prevalent, I consider this article to be of great value to teachers undergoing the change from physical classrooms to online classes and assessments.