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Abstract Title: Students as co-creators: the development of student learning networks in PeerWise
Abstract: PeerWise, an online tool that facilitates peer learning through student-generated content in the form of multiple-choice questions, was implemented in a large introductory physics course in a research-intensive UK university.  Students' use of PeerWise was found to correlate with their performance in the end-of-course examination, even after taking into account their ability as measured by assessment prior to the start of the course. Interactions between students engaged in PeerWise activities included answering, rating and commenting on questions posed by their peers. These connections were investigated using social network analysis. Preliminary results show that a relatively equitable network was formed among the cohort, opening up the possibility of an extended network of peer support providing opportunities for students to deepen their own understanding and evaluative skills.
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Primary Contact: Judy Hardy
University of Edinburgh
James Clerk Maxwell Building
Mayfield Road
Edinburgh, EH9 3JZ
Phone: +44 131 650 6716
and Co-Presenter(s)
Alison Kay, University of Edinburgh
Ross Galloway, University of Edinburgh

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