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1.1 Feedback for Student Authors

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This guide provides details on feedback providing by Peerwise to student question authors. If you are interested in what question answering looks like to students, please read the Options for Student Feedback on Questions.

Badge Announcement

  1. Badges earned: When you login, you see an announcement that tells you how many badges you've earned. This changes as you participate and as other students participate after you.
  2. View my Badges: You can view more details about the badges that you've earned. This page will also show you how many of your fellow students have earned those badges.

Badges Display Board

These are just a sampling of the different badges in Peerwise. There are about fifty different badges that can be earned. In Prof. Denny's experiment, the group that was awarded badges had greater participation and enjoyed the fun of badging, but he identified that it might have led to a decrease in quality as students raced to complete milestones.

  1. Badge Legend: This lets students know the types and levels of badges that they can earn.
  2. Who has this badge? This column lets students know who else, if anyone, has achieved this badge.

Your Questions Summary Widget

  1. View: You can see a more detailed table of information about your questions by selecting on this button.

Your Questions: Data Table

  1. By selecting on this button, you can see even more details. For example, comments and further explanations on your questions.
  2. Question Created: The date that this question was created. This can be slightly inaccurate. If the student incorporates feedback, or does other edits, this date will be updated.
  3. Number of Answers: The number of times someone has responded to this question.
  4. Your Answer Popular?: Students are shown your recommended answer, at which point they can agree or disagree. There needs to be at least 5 responses for this data to display.
  5. Help Requests: Students can ask for clarification or other support.
  6. Most Recent Comment: This tells you the last time someone left you a comment.
  7. Number of Comments: How many people have commented on your question.
  8. Difficulty Rating: This displays the combined value of those who have rated this question. There needs to be at least 5 responses for this data to display.
  9. Overall Rating: This displays the combined value of those who have rated this question. There needs to be at least 5 responses for this data to display.

There was a lot of discussion as to whether or not these rating systems were too subjective to be useful. One student commented that they rated a question poorly because they thought it was too easy. It is very difficult to get all students on the same page as to what makes an excellent question. This is one of the challenges that could be addressed in a new version.

A new piece of data that will soon be part of this is if an administrator has commented or endorsed a question. Right now, students cannot sort or filter by endorsed questions.

Your Questions: Full Question Details

Topics: Students can add categories to their questions. Administrators can turn this off, or, they can create their own categories for the students to use. I would recommend using categories as they help when it comes to segmenting your content as well as when generating quizzes.

There are badges that can be earned by having multiple people agree with you.

  1. Star a Comment: Students who view the questions can add their agreement to the question.
  2. Disagree with a comment: You can also disagree with a comment.
  1. Edit this Question: This is how the student would edit the question, if they decided to. I did not edit the questions because I wanted to leave the (limited) responses.
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