Peer Review In Computer Sciences: Toward a Regular, Large Scale Educational Approach

Peer Review In Computer Sciences: Toward a Regular, Large Scale Educational Approach

Vinícius Medina Kern (Instituto Stela, Brazil), Roberto Carlos dos Santos Pacheco (Federal University of Santa Caterina, Brazil), Luciana Martins Saraiva (Instituto VAIS, Brazil) and Joyce Munarski Pernigotti (Porto Alegre City Hall, Brazil)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 21
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-355-5.ch003
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Abstract

Several experiences with peer review in computer science education have been reported in the literature. What is needed to turn it into a continued, regular educational approach? We try to answer that question beginning by presenting the skills required by computer science international curricula, as well as the skills exercised in peer review, an approach that can match those requirements. The practice of peer review in computer science education is reported, revealing very positive results, but with little sign of institutionalization and long-term application. The learning outcomes, the software available, the types of student work reviewed, and the different approaches are detailed. The issues of a methodological approach for continued, regular, large scale application are discussed.

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