PeerWise: Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Web-Based Learning Aid in a Second-Year Psychology Subject
Piers DL Howe, Meredith McKague, Jason M Lodge, Anthea G Blunden, Geoffrey Saw
PSYCHOLOGY LEARNING AND TEACHING-PLAT | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2018
Testing can do more than just determine what a student knows; it can aid the learning process, a phenomenon known as the testing effect. There is a growing trend for students to create and share self-assessment questions in their subject, as advocated by the contributing-student pedagogy (CSP). For subjects with large enrolments, this process can be facilitated by educational technology. PeerWise is an example of such technology. It is free, web-based software that allows students to author, share, answer, and provide feedback on multiple-choice quizzes in a collaborative and constructivist fashion. While it is popular, it is unclear to what degree it facilitates student learning. To evaluat..View full abstract
The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This study was funded by a Learning Teaching Initiative grant from the University of Melbourne (no grant number).