American Journal of Applied Sciences

Adoption of Peer-To-Peer Assessment in a Computing Skills Course

Mansoor Al-A'ali

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2007.828.833

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 4, Issue 10

Pages 828-833


The process of peer-to-peer assessment brings great benefits to the teaching and learning process. This paper presents a peer assessment model which was applied to students enrolled in a generic computing skills course. In order to measure the effectiveness of this proposed model, students had to evaluate their colleagues based on predefined criteria and a comparison is presented between the lecturer assessments and the peer assessments. The peer assessment model was evaluated and the results presented demonstrate that the peer assessment model is a successful process to be adopted in teaching generic skills.


© 2007 Mansoor Al-A'ali. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.