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Author Silva, Elaine ♦ Moreira, Dilvan
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2003
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Internet tools ♦ Peer review ♦ Teaching methods
Abstract The peer review, known by almost everyone in the academic world, is proposed as a method for computer science classes to improve interaction among student groups. By this method, groups of students publish their assignments over the Internet using the WebCoM tool developed to support this activity. A group of fellow students reviews their work and publishes their findings (in the Internet) also using the WebCoM tool. Finally, the two groups debate their points of view in front of the class (in traditional courses) or in a chat room (in distance education courses). Debate and competition between the groups provide a chance for the students to learn more about each other's work. They also gain an opportunity to learn how to give and receive criticisms in a constructive way. This should increase the students' ability to interact and work in groups: an important skill for computer science professionals. We show how the method is applied and how it is supported by WebCoM. In addition, results from past course experiences are presented to help evaluate the method and the tool.
ISSN 15314278
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2003-03-01
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 15314278
Journal Journal on Educational Resources in Computing (JERIC)
Volume Number 3
Issue Number 1

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Source: ACM Digital Library