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Glasgow PeerWise poster

  1. 1. Implications of Physics Education Research for Physics Instructors, University of Glasgow, May 2011 Using PeerWise to support a community of learning in physics R.K. Galloway, S.P. Bates, K. McBride sites.google.com/site/edpersite peerwise.cs.auckland.ac.nz <ul><li>What is PeerWise? </li></ul><ul><li>Free, online multiple choice question (MCQ) authoring and sharing system. </li></ul><ul><li>Students create their own questions. </li></ul><ul><li>Students answer, rate and comment on their peers’ questions. </li></ul><ul><li>How did we introduce the system? </li></ul><ul><li>Introductory group activity in workshops. </li></ul><ul><li>Simple exercises to build cognitive ‘scaffolding’. </li></ul><ul><li>Example question given as template. </li></ul><ul><li>Set the quality bar very high. </li></ul><ul><li>How did the students make use of the system? </li></ul><ul><li>Assessed coursework task: write 1 question, answer 5 questions, comment on 3 questions. </li></ul><ul><li>Mid-semester task deadline: </li></ul><ul><li>End-of-semester task deadline: </li></ul>What standard of questions did they write? Usually very good, sometimes outstanding. <ul><li>Does using PeerWise influence course result? </li></ul><ul><li>Higher levels of PeerWise engagement (lighter bars) correlates with better exam performance for all but one quartile. </li></ul><ul><li>Strongest influence from question writing activity. </li></ul>
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