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PEER REVIEW WITH
TURNITIN’S PEERMARK
KATIE HUGHES
RWS
The Rewards
& Challenges
REWARDS
Student Engagement
Efficient Use of Time
Instructor-Driven Quality
Control
Hands-Off Scoring
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT
MORE FOCUSED REVIEWS
Self-scheduled & self-paced
Less distractions
Tendency to be more honest &
thorough
PROCESS IS MORE “FUN”
Clicking & typing vs. filling out
teacher forms by hand
Setting other than classroom
MORE USEFUL FOR REVISING
Reviews are right there on the
computer
Click & drag comments identify
specific revision suggestions in
context
Questions point to specific criteria
FOCUSED QUESTIONS
CLICK & DRAG COMMENTS
EFFICIENT USE OF TIME
FOR STUDENTS
Classroom-based peer review
sessions often turn into social hours
Distractions dilute quality of
feedback
Time lapse between receiving
reviews and doing revision can
mitigate effectiveness of feedback
FOR INSTRUCTORS
Peer Mark distributes & scores
Scores transfer automatically to BB
Grade Center
It’s easy to monitor at one’s
convenience
Classroom or conferencing time is freed
up
DISTRIBUTION OPTIONS
EASY ACCESS FOR INSTRUCTORS
INSTRUCTOR-DRIVEN
QUALITY CONTROL
FLEXIBLE REVIEW CRITERIA
Instructor can create customized
questions & save to “library” for future
use
Generic sample questions are available
from PeerMark
Questions can be scale-based or free
response (or both)
Instructor can require minimum amount
of words, click & drag comments
SAMPLE QUESTIONS
HANDS-OFF SCORING
SET IT UP & YOU’RE DONE!
Instructor sets up distribution
parameters, due date, and point value.
Points can be automatically awarded: no
need to look at reviews or enter points.
Points will be automatically entered into
BB Grade Center.
CHALLENGES….
 Instructor Set-Up Issues
 Student Issues
 Turnitin Server Issues
INSTRUCTOR SET-UP ISSUES
Setting up multiple courses
Coordinating due dates & posting dates
with late paper submissions
Setting up questions—if it times out, it all
goes away!
Providing clear instructions to students
LOTS TO KEEP TRACK OF…
DO YOU ALLOW LATE PAPERS?
REVIEW QUESTIONS MUST BE ENTERED
STUDENT ISSUES
Browsers—google chrome doesn’t work;
Safari & Firefox are best
Confusion regarding due dates, eligibility
to participate, how score is awarded
based on completeness, how to access
reviews
SCORE TRACKER
TURNITIN SERVER ISSUES
Rarely, it is down—but it happens
Communication problems with
Blackboard—call TII helpline or send email
Not enough time between paper due
date/time & Peer Mark start time—allow at
least a couple of hours
Student “rush-hour” floods the system—
advise them ahead of time
ALL THINGS CONSIDERED…
PeerMark generates more
valuable and efficient
work for my students…
…while freeing up class
time and lessening paper
work for me.

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