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

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Sci. Signal.  04 Mar 2008:
Vol. 1, Issue 9, pp. tr2
DOI: 10.1126/stke.19tr2

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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.

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