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Thoughts on online grading? What are the best methods? Is there Research?

Hello, I'm currently working on a project for the North Carolina Virtual Learning Community where we are assessing grading techniques in online platforms. 

 

I curious as to what the partners think are the key components to grading in their online courses?  Do you have any handy research articles you have read recently?

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Audrey_Wick
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Re: Thoughts on online grading? What are the best methods...

Sherri--

 

Here is one recent article that looks at a unique way to marry online homework systems that generate auto-graded replies/scoring with peer responses by students:

 

Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Publication information: Article title: Implementation of Peer-Reviewed Homework Assignments. Contributors: Zare, Richard N. - Author, Cox, Charles T., Jr. - Author, Murphy, Katherine - Author, Bayas, Camille - Author. Journal title: Journal of College Science Teaching. Volume: 46. Issue: 3 Publication date: January-February 2017. Page number: 40. © National Science Teachers Association. COPYRIGHT 2017 Gale Group.

 

This next article is much simpler (and a bit older), but I like the practical, easy-to-understand advice peer-to-peer about some of the pitfalls of spending too much time grading work and collecting data. I think this would be especially helpful for new instructors to read:

 

Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Publication information: Article title: Getting a Handle on Grading. Contributors: Romano, Michael - Author. Journal title: The Science Teacher. Volume: 77. Issue: 9 Publication date: December 2010. Page number: 14. © National Science Teachers Association. COPYRIGHT 2010 Gale Group.

 

Good luck with your research!

--Audrey Wick