12. Peer Reviews

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Another important learning skill is peer review. Reviewing the work of others who completed a similar assignment provides the authors with another perspective on their work. The reviewer also has an opportunity to see how the authors worked through the requirements and challenges associated with the project.

Learning outcomes

  • analyze peer work product
  • compare and contrast own work with that of peers


  • peer review, constructive criticism, feedback, suggestions, requirements


  1. Peer Review - The final assignment for this course is your opportunity to review and critique the resources selected for other groups. Review the Group Projects from each group. For EACH Group list
    * Pick 2 of their "best" resources for evaluation. Use the 5 point total good / could be better (constructive) rating comparison evaluation to arrive at a score out of 5.
    * Provide overall feedback on the Group list as a numerical score and notes about your rating.
    * In the Peer Review and Feedback discussion, as a Reply to the PROJECT link post for that Group, post your reviews.

  2. Review the Collaboration and Group Projects student guide and comment. Were the suggestions helpful to you and your project group? Is there anything that you would add based on your experience working in online groups in the class? The Collaboration Feedback 2 assignment is an opportunity to provide additional feedback on collaboration, now that the final project is finished. Although this is similar to a previous assignment, you should have new information with the additional experience.

  3. Project Groups Discussions - Take one last look through the discussions. What have you discovered about online collaboration? What discussion was the most interesting? Post your reply to your Project Groups Discussions.

  4. Learning Literacies - In addition to the course topics, we reviewed the six Learning Literacies (Find, Use, Protect, Make, Solve, Share) that are critical life-skills for everyone these days. Provide your feedback by completing the Learning Literacies questionnaire.

  5. Go back to the Week 1 discussion and review your own Introductions and expectations posts. Look at your first I wonder... assignment question. What do you think? Were your expectations met? Did you find answers to your initial question? What did you do that helped you achieve your goals for this course? Is there anything that you might have done differently throughout the quarter? Post 2-3 sentence summary of your thoughts in the final I Think... assignment.

  6. Last chance - submit X. Extra Credit assignments to improve your overall course grade.

  7. If you want to say goodbye to your group and classmates, please do - Thanks and best wishes.

Thanks to everyone for all your hard work.

Best wishes.

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