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Abstract Title: The benefits of giving feedback: investigating student exchanges over PeerWise
Abstract: Encouraging students to write their own multiple-choice questions is a valuable academic exercise, placing high cognitive demands on the learner.  Students must be able to synthesize course materials to construct a question, provide plausible distractors (wrong answers) and explain their answers.

A popular online question generation application is PeerWise. PeerWise enables students to provide feedback to question authors in the form of comments. Providing feedback encourages students to think critically about their peers? submissions; to problem solve by suggesting possible improvements; and to reflect upon their own performance in light of these processes, enhancing their understanding.

Three main research questions are addressed:

1.    What types of comments do students write?
2.    Which type of comment is most strongly associated with exam
3.    Is writing high quality comments associated with exam
       performance ?
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Alison E Kay
The University of Edinburgh
School of Physics and Astronomy, James Clerk Maxwell Building
Peter Guthrie Tait Road
Edinburgh, EH9 3FD
and Co-Presenter(s)
Judy Hardy, The University of Edinburgh

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