Peer Assessment in MOOCs

Thursday, November 07 | 2:20PM–2:45PM
Session Type: Professional Development

NOTE: The times listed are in EASTERN TIME.

In this session, we will explore the inherent limitations of conventional formative and summative assessment methods in massive open online courses and discuss the critical and indispensable role of reliable and valid peer assessment for MOOCs to be meaningful learning experiences. We will review currently available scalable peer assessment methods and problems; introduce a modified method currently under development at Penn State; provide preliminary results (as available); and discuss the potential assessment, educational, and administrative benefits of such a method.

Learning Objectives: Understand inherent general assessment problems in MOOCs | Understand the mechanism behind current scalable peer assessment methods and their limitations | Learn about reliable and valid scalable peer assessment methods and the potential applications and range of educational and administrative benefits of a sound peer assessment system


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