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1 By: Sam Green, Kevin Tang 12/10/2012 AN INTRODUCTION TO PEERWISE PLIN & PLING113

2 PeerWise What is PeerWise? PeerWise is a semi-interactive learning tool which helps you to learn by assessing your classmates, and by being assessed by them With PeerWise, you create questions based on the course material, and provide several choices of answers (in the style of a multiple choice question test). is simple to use and accessible. complements existing course materials helps to establish a learning community in your class incorporating collaborative learning and peer tutoring. Is where you can ASK, SHARE and LEARN.

3 Ultimate Learning Ultimate Learning Creating and Teaching

4 How will PeerWise be used You will have to create questions, and also answer & evaluate questions created by others. You will create questions in groups of three. Each group must create six questions over the course of the term. You should utilise the feedback from other students by modifying your questions. Once you have created questions (in groups of three), you will each (individually!) go through other groups’ questions and answer at least five of them each time a new ‘batch’ of questions has been submitted. The score you achieve will be stored for you, the questioner, and the assessor to view; but more importantly, you will be asked to grade the questions you answer, both on a scale and in a written commentary You must contribute in all three tasks (creating, answering and evaluating questions), in order to get any marks!

5 Main types of question 1. MCQ – Choose one from a list 2. MRQ – (R=Response) Choose several from a list 3. Graphical hotspot/s – mark, label image 4. Matching – link lists of items to each other 5. Sore thumb – out of place item 6. Ranking – put items in sequence 7. Simulation – of real problems (e.g. scenarios) 8. …be creative! Material taken from Rosalind Duhs, 17 March 2010, "Computer Assisted Assessment (CAA)"Whys and Wherefores", Centre for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching (CALT)

6 MCQ watchpoints MCQs – single best answer (SBA) Stem (long) – question – choice of answers (short and at least 4) Check you/a colleague can answer the question before you add options Make sure choices are consistent e.g. all colours, liquids, etc. Check sentences make sense and follow on from the stem List options in a logical or alphabetical order (not randomly) Check that your distractors (wrong answers) are plausible Ensure all options are roughly the same length Material taken from Rosalind Duhs, 17 March 2010, "Computer Assisted Assessment (CAA)"Whys and Wherefores", Centre for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching (CALT)


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