Design principles for online peer-evaluation: Fostering objectivity

Yael Kali, Miky Ronen

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Peer-evaluation is a powerful method for fostering learning in a variety of contexts. Yet challenges of application in contexts involving personal values received little attention. This study used a design-based research approach to explore such challenges in an undergraduate educational-philosophy course. The study was organized in three design-and-implementation iterations of a peer evaluation activity. Discrepancies between student and instructor scores were explained by bias due to non-objective student personal stands. Refinements to the design, based on emerging design principles a) assisted students to better differentiate between objective criteria and personal opinions, b) increased learning gains, and c) decreased tensions between different cultural groups.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Supported Collaborative Learning 2005
Subtitle of host publicationThe Next 10 Years!
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781351226899
ISBN (Print)9780805857825
StatePublished - 3 Oct 2017
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2005 International Society of the Learning Sciences. All rights reserved.


  • Design
  • Educational philosophy
  • Online peer-evaluation
  • Undergraduate education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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