Hands-on with PeerWise: Supporting student generated MCQs


Visiting Scholar workshop

Start Date

10th Nov 2017 9:30am

End Date

10th Nov 2017 11:00am


B213 (computer room), A Block, Newnham Campus, UTAS

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presented by

paul denny

Paul Denny

Senior lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Auckland

PeerWise is a free, simple to use web-based tool that enables students to work with their peers to construct, share, evaluate, answer and discuss a repository of assessment questions relevant to their course. Evaluation of the quality of the contributed items, the generation of peer feedback, and the use of the resource for practice brings in elements of both peer and self-assessment. By leveraging the creativity and energy of a class, a large, diverse and rich resource can be created without placing any burden of supervision on the instructor. PeerWise is used at 1500 universities and schools around the world and hosts more than three million questions with associated explanations and discussions, along with tens of millions of student answers.This workshop will give a practical, hands-on introduction to PeerWise and offer strategies for implementing PeerWise in your own classroom.

About the presenter

Paul Denny is a senior lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Auckland. His interests include developing and evaluating technologies for supporting collaborative learning, particularly involving student-generated resources, and for exploring ways to motivate students to engage within online learning environments. He created PeerWise to help students author, share and discuss course-related assessment questions. In 2009 PeerWise won the Australasian Association for Engineering Education Award for innovation in curricula, learning and teaching. Paul is a recipient of the National Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award (2009) and the Computing Research and Education Association of Australasia Teaching Award (2010).