Connecting the World Online 2009

Connecting the World Online

Student Reviewers:


Topic Reviewed: Connecting the World Online


A Graphic Organizer Summary of our Feedback to you:


Criteria-based Feedback:


Criteria Descriptors
Peer Reviewer Feedback
Quality of Content - Parts 1,2,3

Does the content (writing) make sense?
Yes, overall it made sense.
Can you identify any areas which need clarification?
In the China paragraph what is the difference between their intranet and our internet?
Pose three questions that arise from your reading
Why does China have firewall?
Why is the wifi not free to Chinese people?
What other websites are major to Qatar other than e-gov?


Quality of Content - Parts 4,5,6

Does the content (writing) make sense?
It was mostly understandable. A little bit confusing in section C but mostly good.
Can you identify any areas which need clarification?
They need to clarify some of the hyper links in the overview when they were talking about different countries' technologies. We don't understand most of the hyper links, and what they do.
Pose three questions that arise from your reading
What is 'it' and how is it crucial in section D paragraph 1?


Communication / Collaboration

Look at the Discussion pages of the wiki pages - is there effective communication?
Their discussion was fluent and was on topic. But, they were only talking about writing the report, not about whats in the report.
Do they need more?
They need to share more information about the report, and stay on topic when sharing.
Are they clear in their messages to each other?
They were clear enough to understand eachother.
Is there a sense of negotiation and collaboration?
Some of the questions weren't replied to. But we could tell they were thinking about their response when they were negotiating.
Does the work appear to be equally shared?
Many people posted questions, and different people were contributing in the discussion.
Does there appear to be any difficulties by one or more members of the team?
Some people were sarcastic and unhelpful during disscusions.
Presentation - Layout and Design

Look closely at the amount and relevance of graphics/images and media - Is there enough? Too much
Not enough pictures. Some of the pictures don't fit with what is talked about. You could use more pictures in section c and b.
What kinds of graphics/images and media have been used?
They used some clip art. An animated picture too.
Do the graphics/images and media used support the content of the project?
At the very top the two connecting the world online pictures are metaphoric. They add more understanding to the topic. The section d picture doesn't fit with the topic.
Do you have any recommendations to improve the layout and design of the project?
The layput is good. It's spaced wel and organized. You could use more information in section e.

Summary of Feedback:


Use the 321 graphic organizer to help prepare a summary of your peer review.
  • 3 good things about the wiki project
  • 2 improvements for the wiki project
  • 1 piece of new knowledge that your group has acquired due to these high school students participating in the Horizon Project

Copy / Paste your 3 2 1 Review to your Feedback page.
321 response Connecting the World Online.pdf

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