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Abstract Title: Students as producers of effective assessment content, even non-majors!
Abstract: We describe the implementation of using student-generated content as part of the summative assessment component of a large, introductory physics course for non-majors taught at UBC. Using the PeerWise online tool, students were required, on two separate occasions during the semester-long course, to individually author one original assessment question (and associated explanation), together with community participation to answer 5 questions of their peers, and rate and comment on three further questions. As in previous implementation of PeerWise that have yielded a surprisingly high quality of student contribution, we provided extensive and on-going scaffolding and support as to how to author questions of high quality through the course tutorials. We describe patterns of engagement, student views of using the system and a preliminary assessment of question and explanation quality, by evaluating and categorizing a sample of submitted questions.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Simon Bates
University of British Columbia
1961 East Mall,
Vancouver,, Non U.S. V6S1Z1
Phone: 6043632550
and Co-Presenter(s)
Emily Altiere, UBC
Firas Moosvi, UBC
Georg Rieger, UBC