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 International Journal of Education and Development using ICT > Vol. 1, No. 3 (2005) open journal systems 


Peer assessment and computer literacy for junior high school students in geography lessons in Hong Kong

Adam K. L. Wong, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Helena PY Ng, Wah Yan College, Hong Kong


Abstract
This is a practical experience of adopting an interdisciplinary approach in teaching geography on junior high school students. Some computer literacy lessons were given to 166 grade eight students for a geography assignment. The students submitted their work onto a central server at school for peer-assessment using an online survey tool. The results revealed that in general, the students were cable of learning the computer literacy skills and applying them in geography assignments. They were also satisfied with the use of online assignment submission and networked peer assessment. Recommendations were made at the end for similar attempts. (97 words)


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