List of publications relating to PeerWise

The list below represents the most recent publications of peer-reviewed journal and conference articles, book chapters, etc. relating to the academic use of PeerWise and the analysis of data generated by PeerWise use in the classroom.

Refereed Articles and Book Chapters

[1]   Student use of PeerWise: A multi-institutional, multidisciplinary evaluation (Alison Kay, Judy Hardy, Ross Galloway), British Journal of Educational Technology, February 27, 2019.
[2]   The role of temporal patterns in students' behavior for predicting course performance: A comparison of two blended learning courses (Anouschka van Leeuwen, Nynke Bos, Heleen van Ravenswaaij, Jurgen van Oostenrijk), British Journal of Educational Technology, Vol. 50, No. 2, pages 921-933, 2019.
[3]   Generation and Retrieval Practice Effects in the Classroom Using PeerWise (Matthew Kelley, Elizabeth Chapman-Orr, Susanna Calkins, Robert Lemke), Teaching of Psychology, March 1, 2019.
[4]   Topic Dependency Models: Graph-Based Visual Analytics for Communicating Assessment Data (Hassan Khosravi, Kendra Cooper), Journal of Learning Analytics, Volume 5(3), pages 136153, December, 2018.
[5]   Evidence-Based Research in STEM Teacher Education: From Theory to Practice (Marina Milner-Bolotin), Frontiers in Education, Vol. 3 (92), November, 2018.
[6]   Medical students create multiple-choice questions for learning in pathology education: a pilot study (Rebecca Grainger, Wei Dai, Emma Osborne, Diane Kenwright), BMC Medical Education, 18:201, 2018.
[7]   A Comparison of the Effectiveness of Two Computer-Based Learning Aids (Piers D. L. Howe, Jason M. Lodge, Meredith McKague), Frontiers in Education, Volume 3, Article 51, July 9, 2018.
[8]   The process of developing a rubric to assess the cognitive complexity of student-generated multiple choice questions in medical education (Rebecca Grainger, Emma Osborne, Wei Dai, Diane Kenwright), TAPS 2018, 3(2), 19-24, May 2018.
[9]   PeerWise: Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Web-Based Learning Aid in a Second-Year Psychology Subject (Piers D. L. Howe, Meredith McKague, Jason M. Lodge, Anthea G. Blunden, Geoffrey Saw), Psychology Learning & Teaching, March 20, 2018.
[10]   PeerWise as a Vehicle for Uncertainty-resolution to Enhance Student Learning (Amanda Sykes, John Hamer, Helen Purchase), Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, Volume 6, Issue 1, pages 55-65, 2018.
[11]   Learning from peer feedback on student-generated multiple choice questions: Views of introductory physics students (Alison Kay, Judy Hardy, Ross Galloway), Physical Review Physics Education Research 14, 010119 (2018), 2018.
[12]   Improving large class performance and engagement through student-generated question banks (Dale Hancock, Nicole Hare, Paul Denny, Gareth Denyer), Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education (accepted for publication Feb 2018), 2018.
[13]   Student Learning with Generated and Answered Peer-written Questions (Shelby L. Hudson, Michael B. Jarstfer, and Adam M. Persky), American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, Volume 82, Issue 2, Article 6315, 2018.
[14]   Formative student-authored question bank: perceptions, question quality and association with summative performance (Ben Harris, Jason Walsh, Paul Denny, Phil Smith), Postgraduate Medical Journal, pages 97-103, 94(1108), February 2018.
[15]   Collaborative learning with PeerWise (Denis Duret, Rob Christley, Paul Denny, Avril Senior), Research in Learning Technology, Vol. 26, 2018.
[16]   Assessing a traditional case-based application exercise and a student question creation exercise on student performance and perceptions (Amulya Tatachar and Carol Kominski), Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, Volume 9, Issue 4, July 2017, Pages 689-697. 2017.
[17]   RiPLE: Recommendation in Peer-Learning Environments Based on Knowledge Gaps and Interests (Hassan Khosravi, Kendra Cooper, Kirsty Kitto), Journal of Educational Data Mining, Vol. 9, No. 1, pages 42-67. 2017.
[18]   Asking and Answering Questions: Partners, Peer Learning, and Participation (John Rivers, Aaron Smith, Denise Higgins, Ruth Mills, Alexander Gerd Maier and Susan M. Howitt), In International Journal for Students as Partners, volume 1(1), 2017.
[19]   Students generate items for an online formative assessment: Is it motivating? (Rianne Poot, Renske A. M. de Kleijn, Harold V. M. van Rijen and Jan van Tartwijk), In Medical Teacher, volume 39(3), pages 315-320, 2017.
[20]   Using PeerWise to develop a contributing student pedagogy for postgraduate psychology (Wendy McKenzie and John Roodenburg), In Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, volume 33(1), 2017.
[21]   Evaluation of peer-generated MCQs to assess and support learning in a problem-based learning programme (MG Botelho, OLT Lam, RM Watt, DYP Leung and D Kember), European Journal of Dental Education, pages 1 - 6, 2017.
[22]   Pharmacy students' perception of learning and satisfaction with various active learning exercises (Amulya Tatachar, Feiming Li, Caitlin M. Gibson, Carol Kominski), Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, Volume 8, Issue 4, pages 577 - 583, July - August 2016.
[23]   PeerWise: Flexible learning and the contributing student pedagogy (Lenandlar Singh), In Journal of Innovation in Psychology, Education and Didactics, volume 19, 2015.
[24]   Using PeerWise in nursing education - a replicated quantitative descriptive research study (Johanna Rhodes), In Kai Tiaki Nursing Research, volume 6, 2015.
[25]   Implementing PeerWise to engage students in collaborative learning (Stephen McClean), In Perspectives on Pedagogy and Practice, 2015.
[26]   The Impact of Peerwise Approach on the Academic Performance of Medical Students (Farkaad A. Kadir, Reshma M. Ansari, Norhafizah Ab Manan, Mohd Hafiz Ngoo Abdullah, Hamdan Mohd Nor), In Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Technology, volume 2, 2015.
[27]   Enhancing University Student Engagement Using Online Multiple Choice Questions and Answers (D. Biggins, E. Crowley, E. Bolat, M. Dupac, H. Dogan), In Open Journal of Social Sciences, volume 3, 2015.
[28]   Technology enhanced peer learning with PeerWise: Experiences and perceptions from a developing country (Lenandlar Singh), In Caribbean Teaching Scholar, volume 4, 2014.
[29]   An interactive digital platform for preservice secondary English teachers' reading: First iteration findings (Judine Ladbrook), In Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2014.
[30]   Student-Generated Content: Enhancing learning through sharing multiple-choice questions (Judy Hardy, Simon P. Bates, Morag M. Casey, Kyle W. Galloway, Ross K. Galloway, Alison E. Kay, Peter Kirsop, Heather A. McQueen), In International Journal of Science Education, volume 0, 2014.
[31]   Doing it for themselves: students creating a high quality peer-learning environment (Kyle W. Galloway, Simon Burns), In Chem. Educ. Res. Pract., 2014.
[32]   Scaffolding student engagement via online peer learning (M M Casey, S P Bates, K W Galloway, R K Galloway, J A Hardy, A E Kay, P Kirsop, H A McQueen), In European Journal of Physics, volume 35, 2014.
[33]   Assessing the quality of a student-generated question repository (Simon P. Bates, Ross K. Galloway, Jonathan Riise, Danny Homer), In Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res, volume 10, 2014.
[34]   Peerwise provides significant academic benefits to biological science students across diverse learning tasks, but with minimal instructor intervention (H. A. McQueen, C. Shields, D. J. Finnegan, J. Higham, M. W. Simmen), In Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2014.
[35]   Using PeerWise to Knowledge Build and Consolidate Knowledge in Nursing Education (Johanna Rhodes), In Southern Institute of Technology Journal of Applied Research, 2013.
[36]   Line up, line up: using technology to align and enhance peer learning and assessment in a student centred foundation organic chemistry module (Barry J. Ryan), In Chem. Educ. Res. Pract., 2013. (Reproduced by permission of The Royal Society of Chemistry)
[37]   Peer Instruction: A Teaching Method to Foster Deep Understanding (Beth Simon, Quintin Cutts), In Communications of the ACM, ASSOC Computing Machinery, volume 55, 2012.
[38]   Uses of Peer Assessment in Database Teaching and Learning (James Paterson, John Wilson, Petra Leimich), Chapter in Data Security and Security Data 2 (Lachlan MacKinnon, ed.), Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, volume 6121, 2012.
[39]   Evaluation Of Student Engagement With Peer Feedback Based On Student-Generated MCQs (Jim Devon, James H. Paterson, David C. Moffat, June McCrae), In Innovation in Teaching and Learning in Information and Computer Sciences, volume 11, 2012.
[40]   A Participatory Learning Approach to Biochemistry Using Student Authored and Evaluated Multiple-choice Questions (Steven Bottomley, Paul Denny), In Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, Wiley-Blackwell, volume 39, 2011.
[41]   Catalytic assessment: understanding how MCQs and EVS can foster deep learning (Stephen W. Draper), In British Journal of Educational Technology, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, volume 40, 2009.
[42]   Contributing student pedagogy (John Hamer, Quintin Cutts, Jana Jackova, Andrew Luxton-Reilly, Robert McCartney, Helen Purchase, Charles Riedesel, Mara Saeli, Kate Sanders, Judithe Sheard), In SIGCSE Bull., ACM, volume 40, 2008.
[43]   PeerWise: students sharing their multiple choice questions (P. Denny, A. Luxton-Reilly, J. Hamer, H.C. Purchase), Chapter in Proceeding of the Fourth international Workshop on Computing Education Research, ACM, 2008.
[44]   Engagement through Contribution (John Hamer), Chapter in Novel Approaches to Promoting Student Engagement, HEA - ICS, 2008.
[45]   E-assessment by design: using multiple-choice tests to good effect (David Nicol), In Journal of Further and Higher Education, volume 31, 2007.
[46]   Some experiences with the "contributing student approach" (John Hamer), In SIGCSE Bull., ACM, volume 38, 2006.

Refereed Conference Papers

[47]   Teaching Data Ethics: We're going to ethics the heck out of this (Tristan Henderson), In Proceedings of the 3rd Conference on Computing Education Practice (CEP '19), Article 4, 4 pages, Durham, UK, January 2019
[48]   Graph-based visual topic dependency models: supporting assessment design and delivery at scale (Kendra Cooper, Hassan Khosravi), In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK '18), pages 11-15, 2018 (Sydney, Australia), 2018.
[49]   Empirical Support for a Causal Relationship Between Gamification and Learning Outcomes (Paul Denny, Fiona McDonald, Ruth Empson, Philip Kelly and Andrew Petersen), In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2018), Honorable Mention Award, Paper No. 311, 2018 (Montreal, Quebec, Canada), 2018.
[50]   Examining a Student-Generated Question Activity Using Random Topic Assignment (Paul Denny, Ewan Tempero, Dawn Garbett, Andrew Petersen), In Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, pages 146-151, 2017.
[51]   Engaging Student Learning through Peer Assessments (Vincent Ng and Chan Ming Fai), In Proceedings of the 2017 International Conference on E-Education, E-Business and E-Technology (ICEBT 2017), pages 30-35, 2017.
[52]   Is your peer wiser than a lecturer? Use of peer-wise software as an engaging learning community environment for students to construct knowledge (Valeria Carroll), In Proceedings of the 5th International ISCAR Congress 28th August - 1st September 2017, Quebec, Canada, 2017.
[53]   Molecules and Cells: a model for addressing the needs of students with varied backgrounds and diverse learning styles (Eileen Haase and Harry Goldberg), In Proceedings of the 2017 ASEE Annual Conference, 2017.
[54]   Comparative Methods and Analysis for Creating High-Quality Question Sets from Crowdsourced Data (Sarah K. K. Luger and Jeff Bowles), In Proceedings of the Twenty-Ninth International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference, pages 185-190, 2016.
[55]   Empowering University Students Through Online Multiple Choice Questions (Biggins, D., Bolat, E., Crowley, E., Dogan, H., and Dupac, M), In 9th Annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, Valencia, Spain, Nov 2016.
[56]   The Effect of Text Length in Crowdsourced Multiple Choice Questions (Sarah K. K. Luger), In Proceedings of the Third AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing, pages 16-19, 2015.
[57]   The effect of virtual achievements on student engagement (Paul Denny), In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM, 2013.
[58]   Enhancing digital capability through self-directed learning for initial teacher education and beyond (Julie Mackey, Niki Davis, Morrow Donna, Joyce Gikandi, Nicki Dabner), In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (Paul Resta, ed.), AACE, 2012.
[59]   Student-generated content: using PeerWise to enhance engagement and outcomes in introductory physics courses (Simon P. Bates, Ross K. Galloway, Karon L. McBride), In 2011 Physics Education Research Conference (NS Rebello, PV Engelhardt, C Singh, eds.), Amer. Inst. Physics, volume 1413, 2012. (Physics Education Research Conference, Omaha, NE, 2011)
[60]   Enhancing Engagement With Peer Feedback Based On Student-Generated MCQs (James H. Paterson, Jim Devon, June McCrae, David C. Moffat), In 12th Annual Conference of the Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for Information and Computer Sciences, 2011.
[61]   The Impact of Question Generation Activities on Performance (Andrew Luxton-Reilly, Daniel Bertinshaw, Paul Denny, Beryl Plimmer, Robert Sheehan), In SIGCSE 12: Proceedings of the 43rd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, ASSOC Computing Machinery, 2011. (43rd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE 2012), Raleigh, NC, Feb 29-Mar 03, 2012)
[62]   PeerWise - The Marmite of Veterinary Student Learning (Amanda Sykes, Paul Denny, Lesley Nicolson), In Proceedings of the 10th European Conference on E-Learning, Vols 1 and 2 (S Greener, A Rospigliosi, eds.), Academic Conferences Ltd., 2011. (10th European Conference on e-Learning (ECEL), Univ Brighton, Brighton Business Sch, Brighton, England, Nov 10-11, 2011)
[63]   Student Perceptions of PeerWise Web 2.0 Technology (Tony Hooper, Simon Park, Gemma Gerondis), In TERNZ 2011 Conference, Victoria University of Wellington, 2011.
[64]   Making the most of using PeerWise in education (Lasse Hakulinen, Ari Korhonen), In ReflekTori 2010 - Symposium of Engineering Education, December 9-10, 2010. Aalto University, Lifelong Learning Institute Dipoli, 2010.
[65]   Teacher- versus Student-centred Approaches to Online Assessment: Experiences in a First Year Engineering Subject (Brice Shen, Gavin Buskes, Jamie Evans, Andrew Ooi), In Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, Engineers Australia, 2010.
[66]   The quality of a PeerWise MCQ repository (Helen Purchase, John Hamer, Paul Denny, Andrew Luxton-Reilly), In Proceedings of the Twelfth Australasian Conference on Computing Education - Volume 103, Australian Computer Society, Inc., 2010.
[67]   Motivating Online Collaborative Learning (Paul Denny), In ITICSE 2010: Proceedings of the 2010 ACM SIGCSE Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, ASSOC Computing Machinery, 2010. (15th Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education Conference, Bilkent Univ, Bilkent, Turkey, Jun 26-30, 2010)
[68]   PeerWise: Replication Study of a Student-Collaborative Self-Testing Web Service in a US Setting (Paul Denny, Brian Hanks, Beth Simon), In SIGCSE 10: Proccedings of the 41st ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (G Lewandowski, S Wolfman, TJ Cortina, EL Walker, DR Musicant, eds.), ASSOC Computing Machinery, 2010. (41st ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, Milwaukee, WI, 2010)
[69]   Coverage of Course Topics in a Student Generated MCQ Repository (Paul Denny, Andrew Luxton-Reilly, John Hamer, Helen Purchase), In ITICSE 2009: Proceeding of the 2009 ACM SIGSE Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, ASSOC Computing Machinery, 2009. (Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, Paris, France, Jul 06-08, 2009)
[70]   Aropa and PeerWise: Supporting Student Contributed Pedagogy in Large Classes (John Hamer), In EDUCAUSE Australasia Conference, Perth Australia. (2009), Educause Australasia, 2009.
[71]   Students sharing and evaluating MCQs in a large first year Engineering course (Paul Denny, John Hamer, Andrew Luxton-Reilly), In 20th Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference, 2009.
[72]   PeerWise: students sharing and evaluating their MCQs (Paul Denny), In Proceedings of the 14th Western Canadian Conference on Computing Education, ACM, 2009.
[73]   Student Use of the PeerWise System (Paul Denny, Andrew Luxton-Reilly, John Hamer), In ITICSE `08: Proceedings of the 13th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, ASSOC Computing Machinery, 2008. (13th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, Madrid, Spain, Jun 30-Jul 02, 2008)
[74]   Tools That Support Contribution-based Pedagogies (Paul Denny, John Hamer, Andrew Luxton-Reilly), In Proceedings of the ACM-IFIP IEEIII 2008, ACM- IFIP, 2008.
[75]   The PeerWise system of student contributed assessment questions (Paul Denny, Andrew Luxton-Reilly, John Hamer), In Proceedings of the tenth conference on Australasian computing education - Volume 78, Australian Computer Society, Inc., 2008.
[76]   PeerWise: exploring conflicting efficacy studies (Paul Denny, Brian Hanks, Beth Simon, Spencer Bagley), In Proceedings of the seventh international workshop on Computing education research, ACM, 2011.

Other publications

[77]   Improving Students' Performance Through Gamification: A User Study (Natalia Nehring, Nilufar Baghaei, Simon Dacey), Unitec Research Bank, CSEDU, 2018.
[78]   Supporting authoring of multiple-choice questions in human-computer-interaction using PeerWise (Steve Snow and Adriana Wilde), St Andrews Research Repository, 2017.
[79]   An online approach to testing: Introduction of PeerWise into teaching at PBA Software Development, KEA (Jarl Tuxen), 2015.
[80]   An Assessment of the PeerWise Student-Contributed Question System's Impact on Learning Outcomes: Evidence from a Large Enrollment Political Science Course (Maureen Feeley, Julian Parris), 2012.
[81]   Enhancing the Quality of Student-Generated MCQ's: A Final Report (James H Paterson, Jim Devon, June McCrae, David C Moffat, Edwin Gray), HEA-ICS, 2011.
[82]   Using Computer Supported Cooperative Work systems in Computer Science education - Case: PeerWise at TKK (Lasse Hakulinen), Master's thesis, Faculty of Information and Natural Sciences, School of Science and Technology, Aalto University, 2010.

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