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Peer Assessment in Online and Hybrid Courses

, University of South Carolina Aiken, United States

Global TIME, in Online, Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)


This paper describes an alternative assessment technique that incorporates peer assessment and is designed to increase student-student and student-instructor interaction in online and hybrid courses. Online and hybrid courses lend themselves well to alternative assessment techniques that are both authentic in nature and that can be used in formative and summative contexts. Such alternative assessment techniques encourage higher-level thinking that involves active use of knowledge in authentic contexts. Furthermore, the technique described in this paper enhances the development of a vibrant learning community as a result of meaningful interactions among students and between students and the instructor.


Smyth, T. (2011). Peer Assessment in Online and Hybrid Courses. In Proceedings of Global TIME -Online Conference on Technology, Innovation, Media & Education (pp. 112-116). Online,: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 16, 2019 from .


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