Share Paper: The Effect of Anonymity on Online Peer Assessment: Quality of Feedback and Students' Attitudes

  1. Michiko Kobayashi, Southern Utah University, United States
Wednesday, June 27 12:40 PM-1:00 PM Oud West

Abstract: The study investigated the effects of anonymity on online peer assessment and compared three different conditions. Fifty-eight preservice teachers at a mid-size U.S. university engaged in a series of online peer assessments during fall 2017. Peer assessment was embedded in a blended course as a required asynchronous activity using the Canvas learning management system. Students were randomly assigned to three different peer assessment conditions: anonymous, partially anonymous, and identifiable. They were asked to provide feedback comments and rate the quality of peer’s work. The researcher examined to what extent three different conditions had influenced the quality of feedback comments, measured ...