Peer Training Assessment within Virtual Learning Environments

Carlos Manuel Pacheco Cortés [carlos.pacheco@redudg.udg.mx], Elba Patricia Alatorre Rojo [patricia.alatorre@redudg.udg.mx], Adriana Margit Pacheco Cortés [adriana.pacheco@redudg.udg.mx], University of Guadalajara (Mexico) [http://www.udg.mx/en], Av. La Paz 2453 Arcos Vallarta 44170. Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Abstract

This contribution is focused on the assessment (evaluation) of peer training among in-service teachers within a virtual learning environment (VLE). The aim was to identify and to interpret participants’ perceptions of acceptance, utility and profit from their peer learning assessment online. The scope is to bring propositions for design and implementation of such peer training assessment. A limitation found in our contribution was the sample size, conditioning the generalization of outcomes toward wider contexts. The topic was addressed from a reference conceptual framework of assessment for learning combined with VLE based learning. Implications were directed toward peer learning assessment online, its benefits, and its improvement of design and implementation. Our contribution is placed on the field of educational models and procedures, the theoretical and pedagogical ones, as well as learning assessment based on distance education.

Abstract in Spanish

El objetivo de esta investigación fue analizar las percepciones de los docentes sobre la utilidad y los beneficios de la evaluación entre pares en el proceso de aprendizaje para identificar la aceptación de este tipo de evaluación. El enfoque de la investigación fue cuantitativo, con un método descriptivo no experimental, se aplicó un instrumento de encuesta, con un índice de confiabilidad Alfa de Cronbach, de .807 (nivel alto). Entre los hallazgos que se encontraron se encuentra la realizan de propuestas para el diseño e implementación de la evaluación entre pares para la virtualidad. Entre los resultados se encuentra la aceptación de la evaluación entre pares en ambientes virtuales, sus beneficios y la mejora de su diseño y aplicación. Este tema de este estudio es sobre evaluación entre pares, se ubica en el área de modelos y procesos educativos, teóricos, pedagógicos y evaluación de los aprendizajes en entornos virtuales.

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Tags

e-learning, distance learning, distance education, online learning, higher education, DE, blended learning, ICT, MOOCs, information and communication technology, collaborative learning, internet, learning management system, LMS, interaction,

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