Why you should be using a 360 peer review tool
Peer review is a critical element of student learning and even career preparation, as students can expect many peer reviews throughout their career. Doing peer review manually is time-consuming and the results of manual peer review are rarely shared with students in a way that enables active learning. Using a professional, dedicated 360 peer feedback tool like Feedback Loop makes the most of doing peer review in the classroom!
Using a dedicated peer review tool brings several improvements to the peer review process:
- Efficiency: Feedback Loop automates many of the tasks involved in peer review by automatically importing your student teams from your LMS, handling reminders and processing results both for faculty and student view. This point is especially critical in larger courses.
- Share and Reuse Survey Templates: Feedback Loop lets you build survey templates that you can reuse to send the survey multiple times in a course if needed. These templates are also available for use in any other course you teach automatically! And coming soon, you will be able to share these templates with other faculty at your school, if you choose.
- Customization: Feedback Loop surveys are deeply customizable but nearly any dedicated peer review tool you use will offer some level of customization. With Feedback Loop, you can build survey templates with all the standard question types you would expect, like likert scales and open-ended text responses, but you can also do a points allocation question where students rate each other from a pool of available points. Each question can be set to releasable (more on that later) or private so only faculty can see those responses.
- Faculty View: View your peer review results across the entire course at once, or drill down to teams and even individual students, including response rates. Our Outlier Identification helps identify students who may need extra support.
- Student View: Modeled after reports students will see in their careers, the Feedback Loop student performance report is an optional view that faculty can release to students to highlight strengths and weaknesses, making the peer review an active learning process.
- Ease of use: Automated peer review tools are only used a couple times per semester so must be easy to use. Feedback Loop is designed to be as sleek and intuitive as possible for faculty and students to use, but most any peer review tool is going to be more efficient than doing a manual, document driven peer review.
Using a peer review tool like Feedback Loop can help streamline the peer review process and transform it into an active learning process. To learn more about Feedback Loop, fill out the form below for a live demo.