PlayPosit’s peer review tools take the power of learner-made content to another level. Use peer review to promote and foster interactive video feedback for employees, career services support for college/career readiness, faculty in K-12 (e.g. professional learning communities and/or new teacher observations), or in classic course settings. Not only will content mastery be front and center, but the soft skills around giving and learning from feedback will be cultivated in kind.
Read on to learn more about what peer review is in PlayPosit, as well as ways in which K-12, higher ed, and corporate staff can design and implement impactful video peer review experiences for learners of all ages.
What is peer review in PlayPosit?
Pee review allows instructors who use PlayPosit's interactive video design studio to collect learner-submitted videos. These videos are then distributed among learner groups for review by peers. Based on how instructors have configured the assignment, learners provide criterion-based feedback referencing a rubric formatted by the instructor and/or open ended, time-stamped feedback through a discussion interaction.
Watch: PlayPosit's peer review in action.
Peer review for K-12 professional learning communities
The observation and feedback process in K-12 schools is valuable, but not always equitable. Traditionally, teachers have to leave their classrooms and intrude on the space of their peers. This process is challenging for the learning environment and can also cost schools thousands of dollars in substitute teachers and other fees.
With PlayPosit’s peer review, traditional observation transforms into self-paced video learning, with teachers "entering" the classrooms of other instructors online and providing feedback in a way that is equitable and meaningful for all parties involved.
Teacher induction programs and school-level PLCs benefit from access to all instructors in their district through the use of this tool. Through technology, teachers learn from peers who specialize in their area of instruction in a more egalitarian manner. Additionally, administrators have access to all peer review content, making it easier to track progress and identify further areas of improvement, all while saving time and precious funds that can be allocated elsewhere.
Peer review for higher ed courses
Courses, thesis defense, and other areas of academia that require speech and presentation skills often rely on learners providing feedback to one another, crowdsourcing for possible areas of improvement.
PlayPosit's peer review allows for the same process to take place in a remote learning environment. Because the final product is not static, learners are presented with the added benefit of experiencing time-specific feedback on their content as well as being able to revisit feedback multiple times. As a result, individuals are better prepared and able to deliver a higher quality product during conferences, dissertation defense, and other important events in the world of academia.
Peer review for college and career readiness
Learners can record themselves practicing skills such as interviewing for a job or college admission, practicing patient intake and procedures, and so much more in order to receive feedback on their technique and suggestions for improvement. Peers are able to leave time-stamped feedback so that the original content creator can jump to a specific section of the video, making the process transparent and areas of success or needed improvement easily identifiable.
In the end, learners are better prepared to receive and provide feedback, developing a skill that is immeasurably valuable in the worlds of academia and employment.
Peer review for student counseling services
Counseling services in schools and colleges are frequently impacted by difficult to manage counselor-to-student ratios, making it an ever-present challenge to provide quality services when scheduling becomes strained. Asynchronous implementation of these services allows students to benefit without compromising on quality and making it possible to provide assistance to more individuals.