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Peer observation, feedback and reflection for development of practice in synchronous online teaching

Jones, Mark H. and Gallen, Anne-Marie (2016). Peer observation, feedback and reflection for development of practice in synchronous online teaching. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 53(6) pp. 616–626.

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Abstract

Peer observation of teaching is an established developmental tool in face-to-face settings. While there have been studies into peer observation as applied to asynchronous online teaching, less is known about its application to teaching online using synchronous communication systems. We describe a small-scale study of an online peer observation scheme with a group of associate lecturers in physical sciences at the UK Open University. This cohort of teaching staff was engaged in a series of peer-observed tutorials, with the aim of fostering their development through subsequent reflection and dialogue. The study was evaluated through the thematic analysis of subsequent structured conversations. Emergent themes lead us to consider the value of peer observation in the context of synchronous online tuition.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2015 Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1470-3300
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetThe Open University (OU)
Keywords: e-learning; pedagogy; peer observation; reflective practice; synchronous online tuition
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Physical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Item ID: 42506
Depositing User: Mark Jones
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2015 08:42
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2017 20:55
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/42506
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