Synergy: a web-based tool to facilitate dialogic peer feedback

Erkan Er, Yannis Dimitriadis, Dragan Gašević

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    Abstract

    The goal of this demonstration session is to introduce Synergy, a platform to help design and implement dialogic feedback practices. Synergy is grounded in a theoretical framework of dialogic feedback, which suggests an ongoing dialogue among the peers (providing feedback) and the target student (receiving feedback). Synergy allows instructors to create multiple review sessions with specific tasks depending on the role as feedback receiver or provider. Peer review activities are organized around three phases, in accordance with theoretical framework. Using Synergy, peers in the first phase assess student work, discuss together to align their perspectives toward the quality of the work. Then, the peers create feedback tasks (to identify who gives which feedback). In the second phase, Synergy enables peers to provide the intended feedback (based on the feedback tasks) and to build dialogue with the target student. During dialogue, in collaboration with peers, Synergy allows students to identify learning actions to translate the feedback received into concrete progress. In the last phase, when students perform the planned actions, Synergy tracks student engagement and progress per each action and also allows the students to set their progress manually. Synergy is enhanced with Learning Analytics tools to support the feedback processes During the demo, we will show interactively the use case of how Synergy can help design and facilitate dialogic peer feedback.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTransforming Learning with Meaningful Technologies
    Subtitle of host publication14th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2019 Delft, The Netherlands, September 16–19, 2019 Proceedings
    EditorsMaren Scheffel, Julien Broisin, Viktoria Pammer-Schindler, Andri Ioannou, Jan Schneider
    Place of PublicationCham Switzerland
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages709-713
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Electronic)9783030297367
    ISBN (Print)9783030297350
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2019
    EventEuropean Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL) 2019 - Delft, Netherlands
    Duration: 16 Sep 201919 Sep 2019
    Conference number: 14th
    http://www.ec-tel.eu/index.php?id=918

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    PublisherSpringer
    Volume11722
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

    Conference

    ConferenceEuropean Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL) 2019
    Abbreviated titleEC-TEL 2019
    CountryNetherlands
    CityDelft
    Period16/09/1919/09/19
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • Dialogic feedback
    • Learning analytics
    • Peer feedback
    • Peer learning

    Cite this

    Er, E., Dimitriadis, Y., & Gašević, D. (2019). Synergy: a web-based tool to facilitate dialogic peer feedback. In M. Scheffel, J. Broisin, V. Pammer-Schindler, A. Ioannou, & J. Schneider (Eds.), Transforming Learning with Meaningful Technologies : 14th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2019 Delft, The Netherlands, September 16–19, 2019 Proceedings (pp. 709-713). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science ; Vol. 11722 ). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-29736-7_72