How can Studiorum help me?
Studiorum is a useful tool for facilitating peer assessment activities. It can significantly enhance what instructors can do such as:
- allowing students to submit written work on the front end
- enabling comments on individual paragraphs, and customizing permissions for different groups of students
- allowing flexibility for instructors to create assigned groups for peer evaluations or individual submissions
- allowing students to evaluate other works and learn from different perspectives
Tips for using Studiorum in your class
- Set-up a sample assignment and familiarize yourself the process of creating submission forms, as well as all the assignment options that can be turned on/off. Preview it as a student and do testing before making it available.
- Give students the option to have the Instructor re-evaluate the essay if they are unhappy or find the peer assessment grades to be unfair.
- Require evaluators to justify the grades awarded so they are encouraged to think critically why the student deserves the grade awarded. This forces evaluators to take the evaluation process more seriously.
- Use group evaluations as a portion of the grade for collaborative group assignments or team based learning activities. Peer evaluations provides an assessment of how each team member performed in the group.