Peer Evaluation in Chemical Engineering Capstone Design Via Wikis
Inter-group peer evaluation through wikis was implemented as a method for senior capstone design teams to improve writing and the critical evaluation of data. Each group was evaluated by peers using a qualitative discussion and evaluated quantitatively by instructors. Students had an increased interest in contributing to online knowledge centers, like Wikipedia, after the wiki evaluations. This technology may promote lifelong learning and general knowledge contributions by our students.