Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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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).