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Recordings from the PeerWise Symposium

We recently ran a wonderful Symposium around the online tool PeerWise (hosted by Professor Gareth Denyer) - PeerWise: From Viral‐level Student Engagement to Crowd Sourcing Your Exams


PeerWise is a free platform that supports student‐generated practice questions. More than 4,000,000 questions have been created by students from around the world in a wide range of subjects. At the University of Sydney, PeerWise has been used by 15,000 students submitting 1.4m answers since 2012. In 2018, PeerWise won the Overall Award at the QS Reimagine Education conference in San Francisco.

Check out the talks in the videos below:


Miguel Iglesias (Medicine) ‐ deployment of PeerWise with mature‐age students in postgraduate Medical courses

Judy Kay (School of Computer Science) – extending technology‐enhanced peer learning: ideas for future research on and development of the PeerWise platform

Dale Hancock (Science) ‐ deployment of PeerWise in very large classes. The advantages of getting students to devise T/F questions over MCQs. Using PeerWise to help students reflect on book‐derived MCQs


Charles Cranfield (School of Life Sciences, University of Technology, Sydney) ‐ engaging Health Science students using PeerWise at UTS

Paul Denny (University of Auckland) ‐ a summary of educational research with PeerWise, and a look to the future

Courtney Hilton (Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation) ‐ introduction to the Student Partnerships Special Interest Group + what makes student‐generated questioning effective: a psychological perspective

Gareth Denyer (Science) ‐ can student designed MCQs be used in real exams? Interesting ways of engaging with PeerWise metrics ‐ automating the grading of student questions and engagement. Non‐conventional uses of PeerWise


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