Exploring the value of peer feedback in online learning for the provider

Esther van Popta*, Marijke Kral, Gino Camp, Rob L. Martens, P. Robert-Jan Simons

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    Abstract

    This paper reviews studies of peer feedback from the novel perspective of the providers of that feedback. The possible learning benefits of providing peer feedback in online learning have not been extensively studied. The goal of this study was therefore to explore the process of providing online peer feedback as a learning activity for the provider. We concluded that (1) providing online peer feedback has several potential learning benefits for the provider; (2) when providing online peer feedback, students use different cognitive processes; (3) the cognitive processes and the potential learning benefits can be realised when students use specific elements in the feedback they provide.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)24-34
    Number of pages11
    JournalEducational Research Review
    Volume20
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2017

    Keywords

    • peer feedback
    • online learning
    • feedback quality
    • providing peer feedback

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