Enhancing academic reading skills using a peer assessment of online collaborative annotation approach

Wing Shui NG, Haoran XIE, Kwok Shing CHENG

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Abstract

University students must acquire good academic reading skills in undergraduate study. One of the effective skills is to insert annotations in the process of reading. With the advance of web technologies, students can jointly annotate an online article. However, the effectiveness of using online collaborative annotation platforms largely depends on the integration of instructional support. This paper elaborates on the design and effectiveness of using a peer assessment of online collaborative annotation approach in enhancing academic reading skills. Seventy-five first-year undergraduates were invited to annotate an article collaboratively in an online platform. They were requested to carry out peer assessment on the appropriateness of the annotations. Results from the data collected by a questionnaire suggest that the students considered the online platform enhanced collaborative learning, and the peer assessment component helped engage learning. They expressed their preferences to use the online annotation platform collaboratively in their future learning. Copyright © 2020 Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnology in education. Innovations for online teaching and learning: 5th international conference, ICTE 2020, Macau, China, August 19-22, 2020, revised selected papers
EditorsLap-Kei LEE, Leong Hou U, Fu Lee WANG, Simon K. S. CHEUNG, Oliver AU, Kam Cheong LI
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer
Pages281-292
ISBN (Electronic)9789813345942
ISBN (Print)9789813345935
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Citation

Ng, W. S., Xie, H., & Cheng, G. (2020). Enhancing academic reading skills using a peer assessment of online collaborative annotation approach. In L.-K. Lee, L. H. U, F. L. Wang, S. K. S. Cheung, O. Au, & K. C. Li (Eds.), Technology in education. Innovations for online teaching and learning: 5th international conference, ICTE 2020, Macau, China, August 19-22, 2020, revised selected papers (pp. 281-292). Singapore: Springer.

Keywords

  • Peer assessment
  • Collaborative annotation
  • Social annotation
  • Academic reading skills

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