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Help and feedback: the power of peers.

Design interactions and badges.


Your task:

  • Post your answer to "How will peers help each other in my course?"
  • If you'd like to make a badge, take the Badge Maker Challenge.


Step 1: Get social.

At P2PU peers learn from each other. Looking at your skills + projects, what kind of activities will spark feedback from peers?

For examples of peer activities around projects, you could use:

Step 2: Create rad badges.

Badges encourage peers to give ongoing feedback to each other, and help peers move toward mastery.  

Looking your skills and projects, you badges should relate directly the skills you identified. To find out more about badges, and to make one for your course, check out the Badge Maker Challenge!

Task Discussion

  • Melissa said:

    Peers will assist one another via the discussion threads at the end of each task.  Peers may be able to earn additional badges for their assistance and show of support during the discussion threads.  

    on April 28, 2014, 11:57 a.m.
  • Ryan Guy said:

    How will peers help each other in my course?

    My course will be driven by peer feedback.  As students work their way through I will have them post work in the discussion section and help each other.  The ultimate evaluation of skills will take place via learning a badge.  When students have recorded an impromptu speech they are proud of they can submit it to earn an impromptu speaking badge.  Students will rate their work to see if they met the requirements or not.  I am thinking 2-3 reviews with a score higher than 3.0 will earn the badge.

    on Nov. 27, 2013, 9:04 p.m.
  • John Martin, aka EdVentures said:

    I'm the first poster here? Really? Ok... here goes...

    What kind of activities will spark feedback from peers?

    For this initial course, as it is mostly cerebral, most of the activities are feedback loops where learners read and reflect on the posts authored by their peers. As they read, they are challenged to do two things: look for gaps in their peers' knowledge and understanding, and and reflect upon the post and examine their own knowledge and understanding for gaps.

    I foresee a peer awarded badge for things such as: Aha! (Peers bring clarity and understanding), Helping Hand (Peers willing to share their own knowledge), and Bridge (making connections to other areas).

    The course badge recognizes content completion while the peer badges represent a social ecology.

    on May 31, 2013, 2:17 p.m.