Effectiveness of Peer Assessment in a Professionalism Course Using an Online Workshop

Kenneth David Strang
Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice  •  Volume 14  •  2015  •  pp. 001 - 016
An online Moodle Workshop was evaluated for peer assessment effectiveness. A quasi-experiment was designed using a Seminar in Professionalism course taught in face-to-face mode to undergraduate students across two campuses. The first goal was to determine if Moodle Workshop awarded a fair peer grader grade. The second objective was to estimate if students were consistent and reliable in performing their peer assessments. Statistical techniques were used to answer the research hypotheses. Although Workshop Moodle did not have a built-in measure for peer assessment validity, t-tests and reliability estimates were calculated to demonstrate that the grades were consistent with what faculty expected. Implications were asserted to improve teaching and recommendations were provided to enhance Moodle.
Moodle Workshop, learning management system, peer assessment, reliability
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