What is Round3?

Round3 is a cloud-based platform for easy facilitation of peer feedback in online, blended, or face-to-face learning environments. Round3 has applications across all levels of learning, including K-12, higher education, and the workplace. Our flexible platform provides custom checkpoints, allowing students to share work-in-progress, receive feedback, and revise projects, all with instructor oversight.

Typical assignment and feedback with Round3

Typical assignment and feedback with Round3

 

Why Round3?

Round3 is designed based on current research on peer feedback and incorporates features requested by educators that are lacking in other tools. Round3 offers several benefits over traditional face-to-face peer feedback models:

  1. Round3 increases productivity of instructors by saving them time.

  2. Round3 improves student performance by providing students more feedback, and time to revise and improve their work.

  3. Round3 facilitates higher quality peer feedback and student work.

  4. Round3 promotes self-reflection and metacognition.

  5. Round3 creates a digital record of student work over time, reflection, and feedback.

  6. Round3 provides educators with learning analytics.

  7. Round3 allows anytime, anywhere peer feedback.

Why Peer Review?

Research on classroom assessment has found that feedback on work-in-progress (also known as formative feedback) has a positive effect on student performance. One problem teachers face in giving formative feedback is the incredible amount of time it requires. Large enrollments in most teachers’ classrooms limit teachers’ ability to provide this type of important feedback to students. However, research has found that peer feedback in formative assessments can be highly effective. Peer feedback has been shown to:

  • Reduce teacher workload in the feedback process while enabling faster and more frequent feedback from peers

  • Enhance student learning

  • Promote critical thinking and design thinking

  • Provide opportunities for students to engage in meaningful dialogue and collaboration around course content