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Student Peer Assessment with peerScholar (Version 3)

October 5, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


October 5, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Steve Joordens, Professor of Psychology, Director of the Advanced Learning Technologies Lab, U of T Scarborough, 3M National Teaching Fellow (2015)
Dwayne E. Paré, Associate Coordinator of Pedagogical Development, Department of Psychology, Advanced Learning Technologies Lab, U of T Scarborough

Bring your own laptop to participate during the demo.


The peerScholar learning technology helps your students become scholars by giving them a structured environment to practice, and thus develop, the core cognitive skills of success including critical thought, creative thought, and both receptive and expressive communication. Developed by U of T Scarborough Professor, Steve Joordens and Ph. D. Student Dwayne Pare, the student digital submission and peer review process is designed on an evidence-based learning model that can be added to any course activity. Students demonstrate critical analysis and creative thinking as they communicate their thoughts through peer assessment. Students also gain explicit practice giving and learning from constructive feedback, core skills for success within and beyond their university careers.

In this session participants will see a demo of Version 3, learn about effective strategies when designing peer assessments with peerScholar, and discuss student peer feedback and assessment grading practices.

peerScholar recently updated to Version 3 and is available in Portal courses.

October 5, 2017
CTSI, Blackburn Room
Robarts Library, 4th Floor



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