Presentation on theme: "Piazza Student / Teacher Communication Tool Presenters: Dr. Michael Sturgeon & Brett Deaton."— Presentation transcript:
Piazza Student / Teacher Communication Tool Presenters: Dr. Michael Sturgeon & Brett Deaton
What Exactly is Piazza ? Piazza was developed to take offline study group dynamics online to help students get unstuck faster. Works on multiple platforms, thereby minimizing access limitations Piazza is online learning with student engagement at the center. (a mouthpiece for the silent student) When deciding to use Piazza, it is at the class level therefore (no IT personnel involvement needed). Piazza is free -- create your classes, enroll students and you’re done – actually, you are ready to begin!
How well used is Piazza? 1,000,000+ Enrollments 12,000+ Instructors 8,000+ Classes 400+ Schools
Piazza benefits all involved Piazza Interface & Tools …wiki-style answers …reduce duplicating question with search option …timeline slider to see evolution of questions …resolved flags to identify unanswered questions Saves Time for Instructors …monitor student access…spot areas where students struggle…attain Piazza generated report Interactions …students can crowd-source…response time is usually quicker…instructor can observe or participate Engages Students …on multiple platforms…student anonymity…a way for out-of-class answers
Piazza’s Time Influence? 3 minutes average time to sign up 10 hours per week has been estimated time saved per instructor 90% of instructors returned to use it again last term 11 minutes average time for questions to be answered for students 100% of questions were answered via Piazza, and in class discussion