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Self and Peer Assessment in Massive Open Online Courses

Wilfried Admiraal, Bart Huisman, Nadira Saab, Ben Smit, Brigitte Theeuwes, Maarten van de Ven, Roeland van der Rijst, Jan van Driel, Marja Verstelle, R Orngreen (ed.), KT Levinsen (ed.)

PROCEEDINGS OF THE 13TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON E-LEARNING (ECEL 2014) | ACAD CONFERENCES LTD | Published : 2014

Abstract

Open online distance learning in higher education has quickly gained popularity, expanded, and evolved, with Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) as the most recent development. New web technologies allow for scalable ways to deliver video lecture content, implement social forums and track student progress in MOOCs. However, we remain limited in our ability to assess complex and open-ended student assignments. In this paper, we present a study on the quality of self- and peer assessments in MOOCs. In general, the quality of self-assessments and peer assessments was low to moderate, suggesting that both self-assessment and peer assessment should be used as assessment for learning instead of as..

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