"During this course, taking place in the second period, bachelor students from the History programme will work with archive work on their own for the first time. The students are divided into six seminar groups of about 22 students. They have to come up with a research question and conduct research based on primary sources. It is a tough course for students, because they have to do this for the first time and learn how to write down results and discuss research at the same time. Students use weekly assignments to continuously shape their research. They receive feedback from the lecturer, but also from one another with Pitch2Peer."
"Every week students post their results of the assignment for that week on their profile in Pitch2Peer. Other students can provide feedback on this and assign stars. Students can use set focus points, for example whether the research is narrowed down sufficiently. The idea is that students provide feedback for two other students and receive feedback two times themselves. Among other things, the benefits of this include that students learn how they can talk about their research, but also about how they can provide constructive feedback, The students have used Pitch2Peer independently; I did not interfere too much as a lecturer. This worked out because my seminar group included a lot of active students who made use of the tool."
Tip from Anneleen
"I would mainly use it in courses where students conduct research or where students learn a new skill. It definitely has benefits, because students think it is easier to provide feedback with an online tool than during a lecture or seminar. The threshold is lower for students to use the tool. As lecturer I have experienced that the tool is easy to use because it is integrated in Brightspace."
Pitch2Peer is connected to Brightspace and in that way easy to use in your education. Please contact the Teaching Information Point of your faculty for help and advice.