Friday, November 21, 2008

Call for Peer Review


This post is written by Viplav Baxi

This post is similar to one I put on my blog. I wanted it to be opened to a more general audience outside the CCK08 network. Hoping to hear from you!



It’s been a great experience reading through all your posts on eCube. I am part of the CCK08 experience - a massively online course on the new learning theory of Connectivism.

As I was thinking about what I should try and do for the final project submission, I thought that a real way of assessing the nature, diversity and strength of my network was to reach out to my peers and request them to review one of my papers. I believe this will be useful from a variety of perspectives. Not only will I be able to receive honest and blunt critique of my contribution, but it will be a good way of evaluating how a peer review process would really work in a network of this kind.

I would really appreciate it if you could spare sometime providing a peer review for my Paper 2 : Changing Roles.

I know it is short notice and may be too much to ask given your own schedule and priorities or that you may not be interested. Do please feel free to not participate in this peer review. Let me know in any case.

If you do decide to participate in the peer review, here are some details:

  • The project submission is due end November. I know this would be a very short timeframe for you to respond, but I will be glad if you can provide a review by November 27th.

  • Review parameters: I am replicating a marking scheme that has been used by George Siemens which I think should be a good starting point. However, please feel free to suggest any other criteria that you would like the review to be based on.

  • The link to the paper is at: http://learnoscck08.wordpress.com/2008/11/01/cck08-paper-2-changing-roles/ and it is titled CCK08: Paper 2 – Changing Roles.

  • I will make available results from all reviewers on my blog (http://learnoscck08.wordpress.com) as part of the final project submission.

  • My email is viplav.baxi@servitium.com

Assignment: Paper 2

Learner: Viplav Baxi

Marker:

Date:

Marking Criteria:



Criteria



Comments



Arguments presented in the paper are supported with appropriate and relevant citations





Citations should include both course discussion (blogs, Moodle forums, live discussions in elluminate and Ustream) and course readings.





Synthesis and integration of various concepts discussed during the course





Creativity and originality of ideas presented





Grade:

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