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University Students' Perceptions of and Attitudes toward (Online) Peer Assessment

by ML Meichun Lydia Wen, Chin-Chung CC Tsai
Higher Education ()
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Abstract. The use of peer assessment as an alternative form of evaluation (PA) method is reported to be helpful in learning and is increasingly being adopted in higher education data from 280 university students in Taiwan, a settings. Through collecting 20-item instrument was developed to investigate students' attitudes toward university and perceptions of PA and online PA. Four Positive Online subscales, Attitudes, were extracted and Attitudes, Understanding-and-Action, and Negative Attitudes, reliabilities were calculated. Results revealed that participating students held positive attitudes toward the use of PA activities, but they viewed online PA as a technical tool to facilitate assessment rather processes, than as a learning aid. Male students had more attitudes toward PA than females positive did, and students with PA previous had attitudes toward experiences less negative PA. A majority of these students sug? that the PA score should be counted as a small of the total course gested part grade, and there was an effect of the perceived of PA score on students' attitudes importance toward

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