Well, I expected the second half of the online peer review to go more smoothly but that's not been the case. That very well could be due to end of year/student laziness phenomena but it is still frustrating.
In the first round, about 3/4 of the students were able to complete all or most of the activity -- uploading their outlines to the wiki and providing feedback to two classmates. At this stage, a fraction have done that for the second outline.
During the first phase it seemed many students could not figure out how to work the technology, but I chalk that up to lack of effort. Many were able to perform the assignment and find unique, innovative ways to provide feedback. Either way, if utilizing the technology itself is getting in the way of carrying out the task itself than that is problematic. I've thought at time that it would have been easier to simply have the students print out their outlines and have their peer reviewers simply write their feedback directly on the hard copy documents.
This of course would defeat the purpose of the 2.0 ethos. But we have to ask ourselves if new media is actually helping to facilitate learning or is merely providing another barrier to effective instruction. I think, looking ahead, these activities will run much more smoothly during the summer and fall terms.