A few thoughts on the peer evaluation proposal.
Peer evaluation works well in cohort based course, and we implemented the same in a social science course sometime back.Our approach was to make groups of 10 students, ask each one of them to assess others contribution in a scale of 1-10 using a set of guidelines, and average the score. We made it compulsory for each one in the group to respond to 9 other responses. For the final grade/mark, we gave 50% weight to the peer assessment, and the rest 50% to teacher evaluation, which included criteria related to number of posts by an individual to others work, and quality of contribution.
All the best, Aakash. --Missan 04:39, 12 May 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for sharing your valuable experience. In my opinion such an approach would work well for a course which is well moderated and with a relatively low number of students. The problem with it could be that the students among the same group may be friends or become so during the duration of the course and give very good grades to everyone they are to evaluate. Also, in some courses it may not be possible for the teacher to look at all submissions.