PeerWise is a freely available online tool to support the construction, display and organisation of student-contributed assessment questions.
Created by Academy member Paul Denny (Department of Computer Science, The University of Auckland)
How it works
Students of a participating course develop multiple-choice questions with associated explanations and contribute them to PeerWise. These questions are then available to other students in the course and can be answered for revision purposes, critiqued and discussed, and rated for difficulty and quality.
Developing effective multiple-choice questions requires that the associated concepts are thoroughly understood and provides a good opportunity to reinforce material that has been recently learned.
The collection of questions and responses provides timely feedback to instructors on how students are performing and how various course topics are perceived, and becomes a valuable revision resource for students. The process of answering, assessing and discussing questions developed by their peers enables students to compare their performance and understanding with that of other students studying the same material.
PeerWise is freely available - if you would like to find out more, or if you are interested in using it with your course, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org