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    • 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
      • What is PeerWise?
      • Free, online multiple choice question (MCQ) authoring and sharing system.
      • Students create their own questions.
      • Students answer, rate and comment on their peers’ questions.
      • How did we introduce the system?
      • Introductory group activity in workshops.
      • Simple exercises to build cognitive ‘scaffolding’.
      • Example question given as template.
      • Set the quality bar very high.
      • How did the students make use of the system?
      • Assessed coursework task: write 1 question, answer 5 questions, comment on 3 questions.
      • Mid-semester task deadline:
      • End-of-semester task deadline:
      What standard of questions did they write? Usually very good, sometimes outstanding.
      • Does using PeerWise influence course result?
      • Higher levels of PeerWise engagement (lighter bars) correlates with better exam performance for all but one quartile.
      • Strongest influence from question writing activity.