Can Online Peer-Review Systems Support Group Mentorship?

  • Oluwabunmi Adewoyin
  • Julita Vassileva
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-39112-5_101

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7926)
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Adewoyin O., Vassileva J. (2013) Can Online Peer-Review Systems Support Group Mentorship?. In: Lane H.C., Yacef K., Mostow J., Pavlik P. (eds) Artificial Intelligence in Education. AIED 2013. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 7926. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

As we are entering the age of open social e-learning environments, group (peer) mentorship becomes an increasingly important mode of learning. The academic peer review system can be viewed as a group mentorship system. Peer reviews have been used for over a century by the research community to provide not only quality control for publishing new research contributions, but also as a way to provide constructive feedback to the authors and help them to improve their work. There are two critical questions that need to be addressed in both peer-review and group peer mentorship: 1) how to motivate reviewers (mentors) to give serious, detailed and constructive feedback, 2) how to find good reviewers (mentors) for a particular author (mentee). This research addresses the above questions in the context of a group online peer-mentorship system aimed at improving the writing skills of university students using a conference peer review model.

Keywords

Group Mentorship Peer Review Online Mentorship 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Oluwabunmi Adewoyin
    • 1
  • Julita Vassileva
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of SaskatchewanCanada

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