WebPA Peer assessment for group work Peter Henderson Chemistry School of Natural & Computing Sciences Peer Assessment Encourages: Reflection Critical evaluation of your work and of others Peer/Self assessment Taking responsibility for own learning Graduate Attributes http://goo.gl/9u5RN Peer Assessment Increases awareness of: Criteria Assessment procedure – assessing other people is not easy! Improved feedback Reduced workload? http://goo.gl/QzFbo http://goo.gl/WCQ6J http://goo.gl/eQiYv Group lab work CM3033 – physical chemistry Conductivity experiment Strong, weak, & unknown electrolytes Conductometric titrations Decide on method and work distribution Submit group report WebPA is an open source online peer assessment tool that enables every team member to recognise individual contributions to group work http://www.webpaproject.com/ By using WebPA to peer assess group work, each student received an adjusted mark http://www.webpaproject.com/?q=node/125 How it works On-line survey time-keeping & preparedness contribution – lab & report problem solving safe lab working Care in taking measurements Students mark peers & themselves Normalise marks Weighting factor Using WebPA Import students from MyAberdeen Create question form Lickert scale Share from 100% Using WebPA Create assessment(s) Weighting (50%) Non-completion penalty Date criteria Email reminders http://goo.gl/hMXSm Problems? Student engagement /fears Non-submission Absent students Multiple deadlines – multiple assessments Mark in % Thoughts It works! Relatively easy CAD / eLearning support Can spend more time marking report & giving detailed feedback Students like it Next time… Better introduction to students Allay fears, introduce Graduate Attributes Student generated questions? What do students think are important? 100% weighting? Non-completion penalty? Thank you for listening Questions?