Peer Evaluation/Learning reflection example

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Example question

Learning reflections are personal - so harder to specify objective criteria - so good example to consider in the OERu context.

e-Learning activity summary

Title: Learning reflection
0.5 - 1 hour
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Linked to the participation component of the course assignment

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Support resources on reflective writing

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The purpose of this learning reflection activity is to:
  • provide evidence of your learning by clarifying the connections between your experience (what you already know) and what you are learning on the course.
  • become a reflective practitioner.

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  1. Consult the resources on reflective writing above for ideas and examples of learning reflections.
  2. Think about the reasons we teach and its relationship to sharing knowledge freely. Revisit your prior experience and knowledge of the topic you are writing about and consider how and why you think the way you do.
  3. Think about WHAT you have learned but also HOW you learned it
  4. Think about your response or reaction to the new knowledge and insights derived from the course materials you have studied and websites you visited during this learning sequence.

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Learning outcome actions

  1. Prepare and publish a blog post of 300 - 400 words reflecting on your learning. Remember to apply the tag to your post using the "OCL4Ed" tag (called a label in blogger).
  2. Consider the following elements in your learning reflection[1]:
    • clarify of what you have studied including your contributions via microblog posts and forum posts.
    • integrate new knowledge with previous knowledge and experience, i.e how does theory relate to practice?
    • identify the questions you have including why you are asking these questions
    • identify what you have yet to learn.
  3. Important: Log into WikiEducator and register your blog post which is required for tracking minimum participation metrics.
  4. Comment on 2 blog reflections from your class, where possible, learners who have not received comments on their blog reflections yet.



Assessment rubric

Competency statements

  1. Critical thinking: Learner demonstrates critical thinking by assessing and evaluating perspectives, opinions and issues raised in the course.
  2. Reflective learning: Learner demonstrates reflective practice by providing examples of how new topics relate to previous experience and providing clarifications of "new" learning.
  3. Peer support: Learner provides peer-learning support by objectively evaluating a minimum of three of the same e-Learning activities of fellow students as assigned by the peer evaluation system.

Evaluation criteria

Peer evaluators should:

  1. Confirm that the content of the post is related to the activity. For example, confirming that the learner registered the correct url for the submission.
  2. Validate the scope of the answers informed by the suggested word count.
  3. Evaluate the answer using the rubric below according to the criteria of: Relevance, connection with prior experience, evidence of new learning and critical thinking.
  4. Award an overall rating for the post, that is: Unsatisfactory, Acceptable, Excellent.

  1. Does the content of the post relate to the activity (Yes/No) - if No - don't continue with the evaluation
  2. Does the post approximate the suggested word count of 300 - 400 words? (Yes/No) - if no the evaluation continues.

Relevance (2 points): Is the reflection relevant and meaningful to the learner and the aims of the course? (Focus on whether the learner has provided an authentic personal reflection on the topic for this activity not whether the learner agrees with your opinion on topical issues.)

0 - No
1 - Somewhat
2 - Yes

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Connection with experience (2 points): Does the answer provide an example(s) of a connection with prior experience (what the learner already knows)?

0 - No
1 - Average
2 - Excellent

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Evidence of new learning (2 points): Does the answer provide evidence of new learning?

0 - No
1 - Average
2 - Excellent

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Critical thinking (4 points): Does the learner think critically about the topic at hand?

0 - Learner accepts things at face value without questioning or analysis
2 - Student assesses perspectives and opinions gained from the course
4 - Student assesses and evaluates perspectives and opinions and links this with own perspectives on the issue.

Overall rating of the answer: Unsatisfactory; Acceptable; Excellent

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