Online Peer Assessment: A Student Reflection

Gareth Nixon


This short essay is based on a task given to us in our induction week to university, and what was built upon throughout our first semester in the Research and Professional Development module. Finding out in the first few weeks of starting university that twenty of your peers who you barely know are going to be reading and analysing your work is quite a terrifying thought.  However, as this essay will discuss, online peer assessment is a useful tool to help people learn and develop if it is utilised and structured in the correct way.  The peer assessment that we undertook was split into three stages, the first being the actual writing of the essay, second was assessing each others work and third was our own reflection of the workshops, deciphering what we had learnt and how we can apply it to our own work.

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