Bringing Cooperative Learning Online

On July 23, 2013, in Technology in Education, ed tech, online learning, by Scott Cronenweth
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Is cooperative learning happening online today? After researching the topic, I feel—oddly!—like I’m not exactly sure.

Peer Assessment in MOOCs and Online Courses

On September 25, 2012, in Assessment, Assessment & Testing, Technology in Education, ed tech, by Scott Cronenweth
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MOOC type courses, such as those that leverage the Coursera platform, are inherently conceived to empower learners to educate each other, such as through posts and responses in course forums. This form of “crowd-sourced commentary” helps create a learning community – so why not build the community even further by empowering learners to evaluate one another?

Student Peer Evaluation: Plusses and Minuses

On September 18, 2012, in Assessment, Assessment & Testing, Technology in Education, ed tech, online learning, by Scott Cronenweth
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With the rapidly growing popularity of massive open online courses (MOOCs) and online education in general, peer evaluation by students is coming to the fore as a way to assess student performance in online courses.