Perspectives on peer-review: eight years of Aropä

Helen Purchase, John Hamer

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Drawing on eight years of observation and correspondence from the Aropä project, we report on the issues important to academics who conduct on-line student peer-review activities, and the features they request to support their own instructional designs. The Aropä project is unusually broad, having so far supported over 100 instructors at 20 institutions across nine countries, almost one thousand activities, and more than 36,000 individual students. As the designers, developers, maintainers and advisors of an evolving and widely used tool, we use our unique position to report on the perspectives and priorities of instructors and students in this important and developing field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)473-487
Number of pages15
JournalAssessment and Evaluation in Higher Education
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Aropä
  • Instructors’ perspectives
  • Online peer-review

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