Scaffolding student engagement via online peer learning

Casey, M.M., Bates, S.P., Galloway, K.W., Galloway, R.K., Hardy, J.A., Kay, A.E., Kirsop, P. and McQueen, H.A. (2014) Scaffolding student engagement via online peer learning. European Journal of Physics, 35(4), 045002. (doi:10.1088/0143-0807/35/4/045002)

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Abstract

We describe one aspect of a UK inter-institutional project wherein an online tool was used to support student generation of multiple choice questions. Across three universities and in five modules in physics, chemistry and biology, we introduced the PeerWise online system as a summative assessment tool in our classes, the desire being to increase student engagement, academic attainment and level of cognitive challenge. Engagement with the system was high with many students exceeding the minimum requirements set out in the assessment criteria. We explore the nature of student engagement and describe a working model to enable high-impact student-learning and academic gain with minimal instructor intervention.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Casey, Dr Morag
Authors: Casey, M.M., Bates, S.P., Galloway, K.W., Galloway, R.K., Hardy, J.A., Kay, A.E., Kirsop, P., and McQueen, H.A.
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:European Journal of Physics
Publisher:Institute of Physics Publishing Ltd.
ISSN:0143-0807
ISSN (Online):1361-6404

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