A WEB-BASED SYSTEM FOR CALIBRATED PEER REVIEW
Peer review is a well-established pedagogical approach within core writing and human communication courses at WKU, including ENG 100, COMM 145, and ENG 300; however, it is not widely or systematically employed in other courses across the university that incorporate a significant component of critical analysis/argumentation. A web-based, calibrated peer review system could facilitate the training of students in recognizing important features of standard genres of argument, including lab reports, literature reviews, and rhetorical analyses.
A critical element of this calibrated approach is the training artifact, through which students learn to appropriately apply a designated rubric to a written, oral, or multimedia product in preparation for assessing their own work or that of others. E&A will explore alternative calibrated peer-review platforms and their potential utility for faculty across the university. Specific initiatives are anticipated to include:
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