Supporting Student Wellbeing Through Technology-Supported Peer Assessment

Event Date & Time

  • December 11, 2019
    11:15 am - 12:30 pm

Event Description

Did you know you can support student wellbeing through technology-driven student peer assessment? If you have ever wondered how to incorporate student wellbeing into your courses through the use of technology, we invite you to come to this session to get inspiration, share your ideas, and meet other colleagues who are interested in exploring the intersection of wellbeing, peer assessment, and technology in their courses.


This session will begin with a discussion about the connection between student learning and development (Eisenberg, Hunt, & Speer, 2013; Keyes et al., 2012; Martine, 2010) and why considering student wellbeing is an important part of teaching practice. Using this frame and facilitated discussions, the session will be divided into two parts. In the first part, we will focus on the wellbeing lens highlight how peer-assessment teaching practices can support one element of student wellbeing: creating a sense of connection and social belonging. In the second part, our focus will shift to the different types of student peer assessment technologies available at UBC, and examples of how they are being used in courses. 


Whether your primary lens is wellbeing, peer assessment technology, or something in between, we invite you to attend our session and explore your interest from another angle.




  • Steven Barnes Senior Instructor, Psychology
  • Pete Ostafichuk Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Tim Kato Team Lead, Information Technology
  • Jocelyn Micallef Educational Developer, CTLT, and Health Promotion & Education
  • Letitia Englund UX/UI Analyst, Centre for Teaching, Learning, & Technology
  • Marie Krbavac Educational Developer, Centre for Teaching, Learning, & Technologya