Perceptions of Peer Review using Cloud-based Software

ID: 49520 Type: Full Paper: Journal Publication
  1. Gjoa Andrichuk, BC Institute of Technology, Canada

Wednesday, June 29 11:45 AM-12:15 PM Location: Junior Ballroom C

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Abstract: This study looks at the change in perception regarding the effect of peer feedback on writing skills using cloud-based software. Pre- and post-surveys were given. The students peer reviewed drafts of five sections of scientific reports using Google Docs. While students reported that they did not perceive their writing ability improved by being peer reviewers, they observed that having others peer review their work did improve their writing. They also indicated that they preferred to use cloud-based tools to paper and their comfort level sharing their personal information increased. Future studies should involve digital literacy pedagogies to improve collaborative writing skills.


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