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written by Simon P. Bates, Ross K. Galloway, and Karon L. McBride
We describe the implementation and evaluation of an online tool to support student generation of multiple choice assessment questions within two consecutive semesters of introductory physics at the University of Edinburgh. We substituted a weekly homework for an assessment activity in which each student was required to participate in using the system. Engagement with the system was high, with contributions generally going beyond the minimum requirements. The quality of submissions was on average high, with the very best questions being remarkably detailed problems rather than exercises. We explore links between use of the online system and end of course examination score. We find that students with higher levels of activity in the system scored significantly higher marks on the exam; this effect was seen for students of lower ability as well as for the highest performing students.
Physics Education Research Conference 2011
Part of the PER Conference series
Omaha, Nebraska: August 3-4, 2011
Volume 1413, Pages 123-126
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Education - Applied Research
- Instructional Material Design
= Activity
- Technology
= Homework System
Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
= Instruments
= Methods
- Reference Material
= Research study
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10.1063/1.3680009
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01.40.Di
01.40.Fk
01.40.gb
Keywords:
PERC 2011, PeerWise, Student Engagement, e-learning, student-generated content
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S. Bates, R. Galloway, and K. McBride, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska, 2011, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11828&DocID=2678).
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S. Bates, R. Galloway, and K. McBride, Student-generated content: Using PeerWise to enhance engagement and outcomes in introductory physics courses presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska, 2011, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11828&DocID=2678>.
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Bates, S., Galloway, R., & McBride, K. (2011, August 3-4). Student-generated content: Using PeerWise to enhance engagement and outcomes in introductory physics courses. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska. Retrieved April 17, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11828&DocID=2678
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Bates, S, R. Galloway, and K. McBride. "Student-generated content: Using PeerWise to enhance engagement and outcomes in introductory physics courses." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska, August 3-4, 2011. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11828&DocID=2678 (accessed 17 April 2014).
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Bates, Simon, Ross Galloway, and Karon McBride. "Student-generated content: Using PeerWise to enhance engagement and outcomes in introductory physics courses." Physics Education Research Conference 2011. Omaha, Nebraska: 2011. 123-126 Vol. 1413 of PER Conference. 17 Apr. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11828&DocID=2678>.
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