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WebPA seminar: Peer Review of individual students in group projects

Wed 19th May, 2010

Book now for the  Closing the feedback loop in WebPA - Peer Review of individual students in group projects seminar- part of the the Evidence Based Practice Seminar Series 2010: Assessment and Feedback.  The seminar will take plce pn Wed 9th June 2010 at  Loughborough University: details at http://bit.ly/dffjbs . There is no charge for this event; however it is necessary to book (as places are limited).

The seminar is intended for educators who are interested in understanding how the feedback loop can be closed effectively for group work. In addition educators, learning and technology specialists with an interest in the use of the WebPA tool may also wish to attend.

This seminar provides a background to the WebPA system (www.webpa.ac.uk ), an open source online peer assessment tool for students that enables every team member to recognise individual contributions to group work. Using research and open source community resources the functionality and deployment of WebPA is explored and features of the basic and more advanced WebPA systems demonstrated. Expanding on the tool and its use in feedback - pilot findings will be shared in the seminar as a foundation to the key discussion. The overall aim is to link feedback to resources that could aid individual student skill development (feed-forward).