An evaluation of electronic individual peer assessment in an introductory programming course

de Raadt, Michael and Lai, David and Watson, Richard (2008) An evaluation of electronic individual peer assessment in an introductory programming course. In: 7th Baltic Sea Conference on Computing Education Research (Koli Calling 2007), 15-18 Nov 2007, Koli National Park, Finland.


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[Abstract]: Peer learning is a powerful pedagogical practice delivering improved outcomes over conventional teacher-student interactions while offering marking relief to instructors. Peer review enables learning by requiring students to evaluate the work of others. PRAISE is an on-line peer-review system that facilitates anonymous review and delivers prompt feedback from multiple sources. This study is an evaluation of the use of PRAISE in an introductory programming course. Use of the system is examined and attitudes of novice programmers towards the use of peer review are compared to those of students from other disciplines, raising a number of interesting issues. Recommendations are made to introductory programming instructors who may be considering peer review in assignments.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2008 02:42
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2014 05:08
Uncontrolled Keywords: introductory programming, assessment, peer review
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0803 Computer Software > 080308 Programming Languages
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation

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