Differences of Online and Face-to-Face Peer Reviews Regarding Type and Quality

Christine Bauer, Kathrin Figl

Publication: Chapter in book/Conference proceedingContribution to conference proceedings


Peer reviews are used in a wide variety of disciplines. Nevertheless research investigating the impact of technology on peer-reviewing mainly derives from the field of writing classes. This paper presents an experimental study exploring the quality and kind of feedback given in a peer-reviewing task in an IT Project Management course. The study analyzes differences between the face-to-face and the online setting. The results show that students commented on fewer topics in the online version but described them in more detail than in the paper version. The online version was experienced as time-efficient and easy to fill out, while students found it significantly easier to express feedback in the paper version.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIADIS International Conference Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA 2006)
Editors Kinshuk, Demetrios, Sampson, G., Spector, J. Michael, Isaías, Pedro
Place of PublicationBarcelona (Spain)
PublisherIADIS Press
Pages423 - 428
ISBN (Print)972-8924-22-4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006

Austrian Classification of Fields of Science and Technology (ÖFOS)

  • 102013 Human-computer interaction
  • 502050 Business informatics

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