Online Peer Assessment for Learning – Campus of Gualtar, University of Minho – Braga (Portugal)

Title of the Good Practice

Online Peer Assessment for Learning – Campus of Gualtar, University of Minho – Braga (Portugal)

Description of the Good Practice

Assessment practices in the higher education context have undergone profound changes over recent years, particularly regarding their purpose, strategies, and available resources. This best practice and related study have shown perceptions of HE students, as well as contributions and adequacy of an assessment for learning strategy, namely, online peer assessment (OPA), inspired by the conceptual framework of the PrACT Model. This framework aims to contribute to the dissemination of alternative assessment practices. This online peer assessment technique has been tested in students from a higher education institution in Portugal. Results point to the previous lack of student experience in the practice of OPA. After the experience, OPA is considered, from the student’s perspective, an adequate alternative digital assessment strategy, contributing to student motivation as well as to the development of cognitive, metacognitive, and digital skills.


  • Alternative Digital Assessment
  • Online Peer Assessment
  • PrACT Model


English, Portuguese

Number of participants

Small to medium-sized group of university students/teachers

Type of training


Number and type of exercises

Online peer assessment training and testing


Three to six months

Target Audience

Teachers, professors, educators, school principals, parents, university students in the related subject

Competences/skills that you will require

Pedagogical/teaching competence, IT skills, learning assessment skills


Consideration as a GP