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Sci. Signal., 4 March 2008
Vol. 1, Issue 9, p. tr2
[DOI: 10.1126/stke.19tr2]

TEACHING RESOURCES

Using Web-Based Discussion Forums as a Model of the Peer-Review Process and a Tool for Assessment

Sherry L. Jenkins1, Ravi Iyengar1*, Maria A. Diverse-Pierluissi1, Andrew M. Chan2, Lakshmi A. Devi1, Eric A. Sobie1, Adrian T. Ting3, and Daniel C. Weinstein1

1Department of Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA.
2Department of Oncological Sciences, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA.
3Immunology Institute, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA.

Abstract: This Teaching Resource describes how to use an online asynchronous discussion as a mechanism to introduce students to the peer-review process, as well as to assess student performance and understanding. This method was applied to a graduate course on signal transduction and the Teaching Resource includes a syllabus, detailed plan for incorporating the online discussion, sample journal club questions, and sample student responses to the discussion forum, faculty responses, and student revisions.

*Corresponding author. E-mail: ravi.iyengar{at}mssm.edu

Citation: S. L. Jenkins, R. Iyengar, M. A. Diverse-Pierluissi, A. M. Chan, L. A. Devi, E. A. Sobie, A. T. Ting, D. C. Weinstein, Using Web-Based Discussion Forums as a Model of the Peer-Review Process and a Tool for Assessment. Sci. Signal. 1, tr2 (2008).

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