Online versus Face-to-Face Peer Team Reviews

Kathrin Figl, Christine Bauer, Jürgen Mangler, Renate Motschnig-Pitrik

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Peer-reviewing is gaining importance as didactic technique in computer science courses. Through reviewing their peers, students develop evaluation skills, increase their reflection ability, and develop awareness of their own work's quality. This paper presents an experimental study exploring communication and collaboration aspects of the peer-reviewing task. In particular, the study analyzes differences between the face-to-face and the online setting. Both settings were implemented and investigated with respect to communication and collaboration in and among teams as well as workload distribution. The results show that students highly appreciated many aspects of the online reviewing tool but found themselves constrained by the lack of discussion, which they experienced and valued in the face-to-face process. The paper discusses further results regarding team communication and collaboration and their implications on the specific didactical use of online and face-to-face peer-reviewing.
Original languageEnglish
PagesT1H 7-12
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event38th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference - San Diego, United States
Duration: 28 Oct 200631 Oct 2006


Conference38th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference
Abbreviated titleFIE 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego


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