PeerWise is an application where instructors have students create questions related to a course and then answer, rate, and comment on questions submitted by their peers. By generating, answering, and evaluating questions, students build a better understanding of subject matter.
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To ensure PeerWise is an effective method of learning for students, it is important to teach the students how to create and analyze good questions. The better questions the students learn to write the more they will hopefully learn.
Good questions are not easy to write. PeerWise questions are comprised of three components:
All of these need to be strong in order to make a good question that will score well on PeerWise.
If you are new to PeerWise, you need to create an account first; if you have an existing account, you can log in directly.
There is a PeerWise community section where you can find more information about PeerWise, including publications, resources, and additional information.
PeerWise is an externally-hosted tool. Documentation and primary support are available through the PeerWise site. Limited additional support is provided by the Learning Technology Hub and individual instructional support units.