TITLE

Improving the Effectiveness of Students in Groups With a Centralized Peer Evaluation System

AUTHOR(S)
BRUTUS, STÉPHANE; DONIA, MAGDA B. L.
PUB. DATE
December 2010
SOURCE
Academy of Management Learning & Education;Dec2010, Vol. 9 Issue 4, p652
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We describe the impact of a centralized electronic peer evaluation system on the group effectiveness of undergraduate business students over a pair of semesters. Using a quasi-experimental design, 389 undergraduate students evaluated, and were evaluated by, their peers using a web-based system that captures peer evaluations in quantitative and qualitative formats and allows for the reception of anonymous feedback. Results show that the effectiveness of students, as perceived by their peers, increased over semesters. This effect could be directly linked to the use of the system. The results of this study underscore the benefit of centralizing peer evaluations for the assessment of important skills and their development in higher education. The implication of these results and possible avenues of research are detailed.
ACCESSION #
56659882

 

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