Sunday, August 18, 2013

p2p assessment

This weekend I had to read and grade:

  • 154 blogs
  • 154 journals
  • 246 essays
  • comments, emails, etc.
I almost made it.

Spending time with your work gave me a few ideas:
  • The people who posted posted well, and I'm looking forward to reading more of their work this year.
  • Since some of your work is either personally sensitive or data-sensitive (e.g., a resume that contains your home address & phone number), we need a secure place besides your blog for work that you only want to share with people you select.  Using an online portfolio will also give you a way to showcase your best work if you want to use it as part of an application or presentation in the future.  I like pathbrite but I'm open to suggestions-- click the link, play around with it, and see if you can find something better by Friday, August 23.
  • Peer-to-peer feedback is going to be especially important in a writing-intensive course with so many members.  Long-form writing is a huge key to success in learning this material, and obviously I can't do this every weekend, so this week we will talk about peer-to-peer feedback strategies and tools to reward success, including Project Infinity and the 2013 Peer Assessment  Showcase.

1 comment:

  1. I only quickly browsed through pathbrite but it looks like a great tool for us to learn to use. Thanks for the suggestion!