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Peerwise and Student's Contribution: Experiences from the Field
This paper examines students' contribution to Peerwise - an online tool that allows students to contribute Multiple Choice questions to a repository. This paper is twofold: 1) it examines critically and present an analysis of the findings from the literature experiences with Peerwise worldwide and 2) it outlines the author's experiences with Peerwise over two cohorts of undergraduate programming students. Preliminary results from the literature suggests that Peerwise is being adopted rapidly and students believe the tool is user-friendly and useful for learning. Interestingly, students that are not thought of to be high-achievers demonstrate positive attitude towards using the tool.
Lenandlar Singh is a lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Guyana. He has over 10 years experience teaching Computer Science and Information Technology at the Tertiary level. He is also the current Assistant Chief Examiner for CAPE Information Technology with the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC). His research interest is centered in the areas of User Interface Design and Evaluation, Computer Science Education and E-learning, and Social Networks in Education. Mr. Singh has supervised over 40 undergraduate computer science research projects, presented and published a number of articles, and is the co-author of a book. His latest works focus on the Use of Social Networks in Education.