Peer Review Express Training

12 videos of less than 5 minutes to discover peer review: benefits, use cases, good practices!

#1 - 📝 Peer Review Definition

#1 - Definition of Peer Review

Let's discover the definition(s) of peer review

Things to remember
  • The Crusader

    A "crossover" activity is one in which the student is asked to evaluate the work of other students (in groups or individually)

  • Intra group

    An intra-group activity is one in which the student is asked to evaluate the members of his or her work group

#2 - 👍 The benefits of peer review

#2 - The benefits of peer review

After defining the main activities around peer review, let's discover with these 2 videos what this type of activities can bring to students, but also what it brings to you!

Things to remember
  • Benefits for students

    Development of soft skills, reinforcement of learning, motivation of students, development of critical thinking, learning to give feedback

  • Benefits for teachers

    Time saving, rich content to build a course, student motivation, identification of free riders

#3 - 🚀 Use cases

#3 - Use cases

Important chapter! With these 5 videos we will explore the different use cases we have observed in higher education over the last few years. So let's see how to use peer review in class

Things to remember
  • Assessing students

    Some examples: in a group project course, students can evaluate the work of their group mates using a common rubric; in an oral presentation course, students can evaluate their classmates' presentations.

  • Training students

    You can use peer review to coach students before an exam. Or do an iterative process, asking them to do a v1 of their work and improve it with the feedback they received.

  • Develop teamwork

    Through peer evaluation, you can improve teamwork. For example, on a 3-month group assignment, why not do intra-week peer evaluations every 3 weeks so that students can give each other feedback to improve their functioning in the group?

  • Engaging students

    As we saw in the evaluation, you can easily ask students to evaluate groups or presentations during the course. The feedback is very good and the students are really involved (especially if you debrief with them around the feedback)

#4 - 💪 Best Practices

#4 Good practices

3 videos to discover what good practices we observe in peer review

Things to remember
  • Criteria grid

    The criteria grid is a key element of peer review. Do not hesitate to use our templates or to detail your criteria with tangible elements. It is the number one asset for making relevant evaluations!

  • What weight in the total evaluation?

    There is no good or bad practice, but we observe a weight between 30 and 50% of the final grade of a group work for example. You can also weight your criteria or add elements like participation or quality of feedback.

  • How many assessments per student?

    Between 3 and 5 seems to us to be a good practice in order not to ask too much of the students and to maintain a good quality of feedback

  • When to use peer review?

    Feel free to use peer assessment early and regularly to prepare students and help them progress in this activity!