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is all about peers learning together and helping each other to learn. The idea is that each person contributes to the group in their own way (see more about this term here). To complete my assignment, I just observed and watched the discussions among my peers. I didn’t contribute effectively because they simply asked and answered all the questions in my mind. This is the power of peer learning where learners work together and construct new knowledge.
Another great feature I saw in this course was the way to evaluate assignments. There were two types of assessments: analytical and holistic. First, learners analyzed their peers’ work according to the rubric or the model answer provided, then gave an impression score (0, 1, 2). By this way, one can receive a detailed feedback about his or her assignment as well as a holistic score about the whole work and if he or she made a great effort to answer each of the questions. Taking many online courses through the two past years, I admit that the peer assessment happened in that course was so successful because most of the learners were somewhat specialized in the field. This was so clear in their documented answers to the assignments and the constructive feedback they gave to their peers. Really, I enjoyed it so much despite of its challenging tasks. I would like to thank everyone of my peers to make that amazing learning experience happen.
Here are some resources about Peeragogy: