An open invitation - join us in studying the use of PeerWise by students.
We are excited about the pedagogy of student authored assessment questions, and are interested in evaluating the use of PeerWise by instructors and students across a range of disciplines at the secondary and tertiary levels. We hope that you and your students find PeerWise a useful learning tool, and we invite all interested teachers and instructors to join us in evaluating its use in your classrooms. If you would like to find out more, please don't hesitate to contact us!
Current research activity spans three very broad areas as described below. If you are willing to collect data from your own use of PeerWise to help us learn more about any of these areas, we would love to collaborate with you.
We would like to examine how students' involvement with PeerWise affects their performance on exams, homework and other formal measures of learning. If you'd like to participate here, we need:
If you are willing to share data beyond the necessary items above, we would particularly be interested in:
We are also interested in the quality of student-submitted questions and the overall quality of the PeerWise data bank as a general repository, as well as the reliability of sutudent-submitted quality ratings. This requires qualitative analysis of question repositories, considering such factors as:
We want to know how students and instructors feel about the pedagogy of student-authored questions in general, and about using PeerWise to support this activity in particular. This would require surveys and/or interviews of students and faculty to examine, among other things:
Please let us know if you would like to find out more about these research plans, are interested in becoming involved, or have any questions.
If you have any questions, or are interested in being involved in research around PeerWise, please get in touch with us: