Tuesday, October 8, 2013

osl + p2p evaluation = happy, solvable conundrum

In a learner-driven network members provide value for each other.  This can be a formal effort, like Random Absence Mentoring or Cracking the Code on College, or it can be something as small as helping a friend with an idea on the way out of class or just letting her use your phone for a minute.

Right now we have a happy conundrum; several individuals and groups have accomplished goals and proven their value in ways that are not accounted for in traditional academic accounting.  Whether you've figured out the ultimate location for our Canterbury Tales odyssey (yes, that's a hint), started your novel for NaNoWriMo, created a Collaborative Working Group, or won a scholarship, we need a strategy to account for the value you're creating and a place to record and display it.

Here are a couple ways Open Source Learning students started peer-to-peer (P2P) evaluation systems in the past (Class of 2012, Class of 2013).  Please have a look and consider what works and what can be improved.  Anyone who is interested in discussing this further and/or collaborating to create something for the Class of 2014 is welcome to a conversation in 608 today at lunch.

1 comment:

  1. Dr. Preston came up with the great idea of possibly using P2P to award students with acheivments such as a Golden Warrior Award or other various things.
    After looking at past P2P I think the scoring system from class of 2012 was simple and creative. Possibly we could submit in a 'Kudos' to Dr. Preston and he could either declare if it is point-worthy or not and at the end of the grading period those with the most points gain rewards.
    Just an idea!:)