Proposal Title

An Analysis of Peer Feedback in an Online Graduate Nursing Course

Proposal Abstract

This scholarship of teaching and learning study evaluated how peer feedback was used by graduate nursing students in an online, epidemiology and biostatistics, course. The course used smaller writing assignments, using peer feedback, to develop a larger writing assignment. Peer feedback provides an opportunity for students to understand content, and receive peer and faculty feedback on meeting paper criteria. In graduate education, one study examined the types of peer responses in discussion board postings (Molseed, 2011), and another study evaluated self-reported use of peer suggestions (Schlisselberg, 2013). This is one of the few research projects that evaluated the effects of how peer feedback was used by students in an online course. For this study in progress, two research questions were answered: What kind of peer feedback was provided? How was peer feedback used by students? A content analysis was completed to analyze the data and identify peer feedback themes. Poster participants will be provided with a brief literature review on peer feedback, and how peer feedback was structured in the study course; sample assignments will be included. Results of this study identified the categories of peer feedback and further evaluated how students incorporated peer feedback in a final scholarly paper.

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Rooms 113 & 115

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An Analysis of Peer Feedback in an Online Graduate Nursing Course

Rooms 113 & 115

This scholarship of teaching and learning study evaluated how peer feedback was used by graduate nursing students in an online, epidemiology and biostatistics, course. The course used smaller writing assignments, using peer feedback, to develop a larger writing assignment. Peer feedback provides an opportunity for students to understand content, and receive peer and faculty feedback on meeting paper criteria. In graduate education, one study examined the types of peer responses in discussion board postings (Molseed, 2011), and another study evaluated self-reported use of peer suggestions (Schlisselberg, 2013). This is one of the few research projects that evaluated the effects of how peer feedback was used by students in an online course. For this study in progress, two research questions were answered: What kind of peer feedback was provided? How was peer feedback used by students? A content analysis was completed to analyze the data and identify peer feedback themes. Poster participants will be provided with a brief literature review on peer feedback, and how peer feedback was structured in the study course; sample assignments will be included. Results of this study identified the categories of peer feedback and further evaluated how students incorporated peer feedback in a final scholarly paper.