Thought I would share our Peer Assessment (Workshop module) experiences surrounding a project we carried out with team-based Vet Nursing students with their practical public presentations, which is related to the post I had made earlier: https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=352404
As part of SQA's (Scottish Qualification Authority) HNC Vet Nursing Graded Unit 1 assessment, the Vet Nursing students within their teams are required to plan, develop and deliver an educational presentation that is designed to promote the importance of animal health and welfare to the public.
During analysis of the practical presentation element, research was carried out with previous HNC Vet Nursing students and had found the lack of communication, collaboration, team dynamics, and the fear of presenting publicly, where is some cases lowering the student's individual grades.
Therefore, we had the idea of digitally video recording the six Graded Unit teams 'prototype' presentations, uploading to the team's YouTube channel as Unlisted and having an allocated student member within their team submit to the Workshop module within Moodle.
Working collaboratively and using the guidelines and criterion set within the workshop module, a student (who originally submitted their team's video presentation) accessed their allocated Graded Unit team's video presentation will all team members present providing supportive feedback and constructive criticism within the Workshop activity. See screenshots below.
The lecturer analysed the team’s peer review feedback and reinforced the peer reviewer’s valuable guidance. Once the feedback was released to the teams and within their Moodle discussion forums, the teams quickly advanced in self-assessing their own presentation performance utilising the criterion and favourably integrating the recommendations within their regular rehearsals leading up to their public presentations.
The peer assessment phase considerably increased the student’s confidence and the quality of their public presentations where 30 out of the 36 students received an A-grade for their individual presentation performance. Positive feedback from the students included: “The peer feedback gave me an extra boost to my confidence and due to this, when I actually carried out the presentation on the day, I felt quite calm.”
A full online report on the project will be available in July.