Peer feedback is the feedback exchanged between 'equals', according to Renée Filius, head lecturer at Utrecht University. In other words, peer feedback refers to the comments or suggestions provided by students to their classmates’ work. Usually appearing in the form of peer and group evaluations, peer feedback fosters learners' objectivity, critical thinking, motivation and engagement throughout the learning experience.
Facilitating peer/group feedback is not an easy job, as instructors often struggle with:
The best tools to make peer review easier for teachers and students
SAVE TIME SETTING UP ACTIVITIES
All FeedbackFruits tools are integrated into the Learning Management System (LMS) and have a similar look and feel - which flattens the learning curve for both teachers and students. This saves instructors lots of time while creating the activities.
FOLLOW YOUR STUDENTS' PROGRESS AND PERFORMANCE
Teachers are provided with a dashboard that shows each student' progress in every step of the activity such as 'read instructions', 'finished self-assessment' and 'give feedback'.
Teachers can choose to grade students based on these multi-dimensional criteria.
HEATMAPS TO DETECT THE OUTLINERS IN THE CLASS
In Group Member Evaluation tool, you can view heat maps for all student ratings and all group ratings to detect outliners in the group project.
TAILOR YOUR FEEDBACK CRITERIA TO YOUR COURSE DESIGN
The tools allow teachers to structure and customize peer review criteria with options such as qualitative feedback criteria, scales, or rubrics.
CREATE FEEDBACK LOOPS BETWEEN YOUR STUDENTS
Both Peer Review and Group Member Evaluation tools allow for feedback on feedback where students can reply to the feedback they receive.
Students can give and reply to feedback both by text and voice comment which keeps the conversation going.
"Feedback for learning: A comprehensive guide" – an ebook featuring teaching tips, and examples on peer feedback facilitation.
Learn from teaching success stories of other instructors, who are implementing peer feedback in their classrooms.