Figure 1. FeedbackFruits Peer Review presents over of students’ performance during the peer feedback activities
Besides the two English courses, FeedbackFruits continued to prove effective when being adopted in other online modules at Texas Tech: the Kinesiology and exercise physiology classes. These courses were organized in either online or blended forms, with inclusion of peer assessment activities to foster “self-driven learning” and critical thinking. To facilitate these elements, Peer Review, Interactive Audio and Video were utilized.
With Peer Review, instructors issued two learning activities throughout, which are:
1. a pre-class activity in which students reviewed, and left comments on the study materials
2. a peer-based discussion where students exchanged thoughts and questions during the lectures. These subjects were then addressed by instructors after the classes.
At the same time, Interactive Audio and Video tools were used to help students learn medical terminology. That is, instructors uploaded short videos explaining medical concepts, with added in-line questions to check students’ understanding. This learning design allows for students’ active participation, and formative assessment.
- How to set Interactive Video and Audio activity