About PeerWise

PeerWise is a website where students are asked to create multiple choice questions, complete with solutions for their peers to answer and discuss. I was initially drawn to PeerWise because I saw it as an opportunity to foster collaboration and reflection in CHEM 201 students. I envisioned a learning community could be fostered through the use of PeerWise as students provide feedback on each other’s questions, correcting each other’s misunderstandings, prompting each other to dig deeper. This vision never came into fruition as I struggled with student engagement with the tool outside lecture, but I continued to facilitate activities with PeerWise with a new aim of encouraging students to probe deeper.