Peer Feedback for Enhancing Students’ Project Development in Online Learning

Peer Feedback for Enhancing Students’ Project Development in Online Learning

Swapna Kumar (University of Florida, USA), Johanna Kenney (University of Florida, USA) and Vasa Buraphadeja (Assumption University, Thailand)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-1936-4.ch018
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Abstract

The use of peer feedback is a strategy for online educators to facilitate collaboration among students and increase critical reflection. Through the well-designed use of peer feedback, students can, with help from other students, master concepts and ideas that they cannot understand on their own (Lu & Bol, 2007; Vygotsky, 1978). The process of giving and receiving peer feedback closely resembles professional practice (van den Berg, Admiraal, & Pilot, 2006; van der Pol, van den Berg, Admiraal, & Simons, 2008) and helps students develop life-long skills. This case study describes the use of peer feedback in an online graduate practicum course to support students and increase their exposure to different educational environments. It includes suggestions for effectively using peer feedback in online courses.

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