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Guest Post by Christopher Wiley on SEMS’ Cengiz Turkoglu’s use of Turnitin for self- & peer assessment. Originally published on Educational Vignettes
Cengiz Turkoglu principally teaches final-year undergraduate students and one of the MSc Aviation Management modules, with class sizes usually not exceeding 20 students. Each of his modules uses a similar assessment pattern comprising one coursework plus an examination. For the coursework component, he utilizes the self-review and peer review functions of Turnitin as part of the assessment.
The coursework has an initial deadline of a minimum of 6-8 weeks into the module to allow sufficient time for students to conduct research and write their essays. Once the students have submitted their paper, Turnitin’s PeerMark assignment function allows them to be either paired or randomly allocated another paper, which they are then required to peer-review. Given that there is always a range of standards represented by the students and their papers, one dilemma that Cengiz has faced concerns whether to pair the students randomly or to attempt to group them according to their standard. He never pairs them such that two students are asked to review one another’s papers.
A new HEA blog focussed on discussion of feedback practices in STEM subjects includes a thread on audio feedback.
The HEA STEM Feedback blog is an output of the Feedback in Higher Education STEM T&L Summit held in February. It accompanies a short Summary Report (PDF). The discussion includes an active thread on audio feedback, see What Types of feedback are most effective?, a topic we discussed at the last Informatics Learning & Teaching Forum in May.
Audio Feedback in Turnitin
One of the blog comments highlights a new feature in Turnitin Grademark for adding audio feedback when grading student submissions. Audio recordings are limited to 3-minutes which is a shame but it’s an easy way to record and distribute audio feedback that doesn’t involve creating and uploading files. The interface looks straight-forward and Martin King at RHUL has provided some step-by-step instructions. if you are interested in trying this feature please contact us or just have a go!