The learning benefits of providing peer reviews
In this series of blog posts we will dive into the literature around peer review and peer feedback. Each post will summarize the main findings of a different academic paper, find all our research summaries here. Technology-Enhanced Peer Review: Benefits and Implications of Providing Multiple Reviews. 2017 Authors: Pantelis M. Papadopoulos, Thomas D. Lagkas, and Stavros N. […]
Getting insights into student performance in Peergrade
We recently launched our new summary page on Peergrade! 🎉 The new summary page looks at student activity on a class level giving you an oversight of who has submitted, who forgot to give feedback and how students have progressed throughout the course. Let’s take a look at just a few of the ways the […]
How does student accountability effect peer reviews?
In this series of blog posts we will dive into the literature around peer review and peer feedback. Each post will summarize the main findings of a different academic paper. Find all our research summaries here. "Accountability in peer assessment: examining the effects of reviewing grades on peer ratings and peer feedback" Authors: Melissa M. […]
Teaching Digital Literacy through Fake News
Today, our classrooms are becoming more and more crowded. Demands on our time, our resources, and our students are increasing. But there’s one new topic that’s getting a lot of attention. Fake news.   Considering the far-reaching effects that fake news can have, it’s more important than ever to focus on critical thinking and strengthening […]
Flipped Learning in the University Classroom
Flipped learning put students at the center of learning and put teachers on the sidelines helping and guiding the students. Flipped classrooms vary in setup but the key component is that instructors are not standing in front of the class lecturing but answering questions and offering support as students work on projects and hands on […]
How to Teach Peer Feedback
Students can often feel under prepared or under qualified to be giving their peers feedback when in reality they are often as accurate as their teachers. Just read the research! To help students understand their value and capabilities as  peer reviewers it takes practice and a scaffolding. We’ve written before about different ways to introduce […]
Why tech grads need more than just technical skills to be employable
Imagine a frenetic hub of ingenuity and passion, where the best tech minds in the world come together to hone their technical skills, bounce ideas of each other and solve the most obtuse tech conundrums. This is 42, a 24/7 school that’s not only been endorsed by some of the greatest names in tech – […]