An analysis by Class Central has established that, currently, 2423 of Coursera’s 6476 active courses (or 37%) include peer-reviewed assessments — that is, assessments manually scored by other learners.
Online education tends to rely on automation when possible. When it comes to course assessments, this typically translates into courses using (or overusing) multiple-choice questions, since these can easily be autograded.
But multiple-choice questions aren’t always ideal, in particular in disciplines inherently subjective or open-ended. An equation might have one solution. But when it comes to, say, creative writing, there usually isn’t a single right “answer”.
Some learners might prefer the human touch of peer reviews. So we’ve compiled a list of the best Coursera courses that include peer reviews. We’ve broken the list down into subjects. Click on a subject to skip to the corresponding courses: