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Peer evaluations, peer critiques and custom projects   course technology computing conference
Peer evaluations, peer critiques and custom projects   course technology computing conference
Peer evaluations, peer critiques and custom projects   course technology computing conference
Peer evaluations, peer critiques and custom projects   course technology computing conference
Peer evaluations, peer critiques and custom projects   course technology computing conference
Peer evaluations, peer critiques and custom projects   course technology computing conference
Peer evaluations, peer critiques and custom projects   course technology computing conference
Peer evaluations, peer critiques and custom projects   course technology computing conference
Peer evaluations, peer critiques and custom projects   course technology computing conference
Peer evaluations, peer critiques and custom projects   course technology computing conference
Peer evaluations, peer critiques and custom projects   course technology computing conference
Peer evaluations, peer critiques and custom projects   course technology computing conference
Peer evaluations, peer critiques and custom projects   course technology computing conference
Peer evaluations, peer critiques and custom projects   course technology computing conference
Peer evaluations, peer critiques and custom projects   course technology computing conference
Peer evaluations, peer critiques and custom projects   course technology computing conference
Peer evaluations, peer critiques and custom projects   course technology computing conference
Peer evaluations, peer critiques and custom projects   course technology computing conference
Peer evaluations, peer critiques and custom projects   course technology computing conference
Peer evaluations, peer critiques and custom projects   course technology computing conference
Peer evaluations, peer critiques and custom projects   course technology computing conference
Peer evaluations, peer critiques and custom projects   course technology computing conference
Peer evaluations, peer critiques and custom projects   course technology computing conference
Peer evaluations, peer critiques and custom projects   course technology computing conference
Peer evaluations, peer critiques and custom projects   course technology computing conference
Peer evaluations, peer critiques and custom projects   course technology computing conference
Peer evaluations, peer critiques and custom projects   course technology computing conference
Peer evaluations, peer critiques and custom projects   course technology computing conference
Peer evaluations, peer critiques and custom projects   course technology computing conference
Peer evaluations, peer critiques and custom projects   course technology computing conference
Peer evaluations, peer critiques and custom projects   course technology computing conference
Peer evaluations, peer critiques and custom projects   course technology computing conference
Peer evaluations, peer critiques and custom projects   course technology computing conference
Peer evaluations, peer critiques and custom projects   course technology computing conference
Peer evaluations, peer critiques and custom projects   course technology computing conference
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  • 1. Jim Lindsey, Western Kentucky University Peer Evaluations, Peer Critiques, Custom Projects and Small Group Discussions
  • 2. Who am I? • Jim Lindsey, Instructor • Western Kentucky University – Computer Information Systems – Computer Information Technology – Systems Management • jim.lindsey@wku.edu
  • 3. Water Dog
  • 4. Today’s Agenda • Topics – Small Group Discussions – Custom Projects – Peer Critiques – Peer Evaluations • Questions – What are they? – Pros – Cons – Implementation – Examples – Lessons Learned
  • 5. Who are you? • What is your name? • Name of the school/company you represent. • What is your favorite subject to teach? Why? • What is your least favorite subject to teach? Why?
  • 6. Small Group Discussions: What are They? • Large classrooms • Groups of 3 or 4 • Reporting back • Encouraging, challenging, drawing others into a conversation
  • 7. Small Group Discussions: Pros • Students think critically • Students’ communication skills improve – Practice articulating opinions – Practice debating and persuading • Students’ presentation skills improve (via small and large group discussions)
  • 8. Small Group Discussions: Pros • Students learn from each other • Smart, shy students are forced to participate • Students get to know their classmates • Students don’t get as bored during class
  • 9. Small Group Discussions: Cons • Some students don’t want to participate – Extremely shy – Sage on the stage • Some groups do not answer questions as instructed
  • 10. Small Group Discussions: Cons • Some groups talk too much • Some groups go down the wrong track
  • 11. Small Group Discussions: Implementation • We did this!
  • 12. Small Group Discussions: Examples • We did this!
  • 13. Small Group Discussions: Lessons Learned • Use this technique judiciously – Get/maintain attention – Hard topics? • Compensation • Competition can be good! • Role in a flipped classroom?
  • 14. Small Group Discussions: Application • Identify one way that a teammate (not you) could implement this technique in their favorite class.
  • 15. Custom Projects: What are They? • Individualized assignments • Same instructions • Same grading rubric
  • 16. Custom Projects: Pros • Students cannot cheat • Students can share work • High performance bar
  • 17. Custom Projects: Cons • Each students does something different • Grading can take awhile • Sometimes requires flexibility
  • 18. Custom Projects: Implementation • Instructions have to be clear • Encourage/reward creativity • Have students post their work –all of it!
  • 19. Custom Projects: Examples LinkedIn Twitter Web sites CIT 436 CIS 141
  • 20. Custom Projects: Lessons Learned • Encourage your better students to: – Finish early – Post their work for others to see
  • 21. Peer Critiques: What are They? • Students provide feedback to peers about their performance on assignments • Teacher provides a concise grading rubric!
  • 22. Peer Critiques: Pros • Worker gets detailed feedback from peers • Students get practice assessing someone’s work • Evaluators pay close attention to worker • Everyone learns (from good and bad examples)
  • 23. Peer Critiques: Cons • Some students want teacher to do ALL evaluation • Some students will not rate peers accurately
  • 24. Peer Critiques: Implementation • Create a concise rubric – Post the rubric early – Explain it clearly – Make students practice – Give students feedback about their practice work – Hold everyone accountable • Compensate Evaluators
  • 25. Peer Critiques: Examples • CIT 436 Research Papers • CIS 141 Presentation
  • 26. Peer Critiques: Lessons Learned • Communicate your expectations in the beginning! • Provide examples • As much as possible, make needed corrections along the way
  • 27. Peer Evaluations: What are They? • At end of a group project, students score the performance of ALL teammates • Teacher provides a concise scoring rubric!
  • 28. Peer Evaluations: Pros • Motivates students to perform • Students get practice assessing other people’s work • Venting mechanism • Bragging mechanism
  • 29. Peer Evaluations: Cons • Some students want teacher to do ALL evaluation • Some students will not rate peers accurately
  • 30. Peer Evaluations: Implementation • Create a concise rubric – Post the rubric early – Explain it clearly – Make students practice – Give students feedback about their practice work – Hold everyone accountable • Compensate Evaluators
  • 31. Peer Evaluations: Examples • CIS 141 Video Project
  • 32. Peer Evaluations: Lessons Learned • Communicate your expectations in the beginning! • As much as possible, make needed corrections along the way • Penalize lazy people
  • 33. Application • How could you include custom projects, peer critiques or peer evaluations in your favorite class?
  • 34. Questions
  • 35. PEER EVALUATIONS, PEER CRITIQUES, CUSTOM PROJECTS AND SMALL GROUP DISCUSSIONS Jim Lindsey, Western Kentucky University

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