Peerceptiv Working to Improve English Language Outcomes in China
September 26, 2016: Peerceptiv is pleased to announce a partnership with the Shanghai Foreign Language Electronic Publishing House (www.sfleph.com) in a trial at 7 universities across China. China has an estimated 300 million English students, and the SFLEPH is investigating whether use of Peerceptiv can have a significant impact in the language learning process. The Shanghai Foreign Language Electronic Publishing House edits, processes and publishes audiovisual, electronic and web-based foreign language teaching materials, and will guide the trial with approximately 2,000 students throughout the 2016-17 academic year.
Peerceptiv Welcomes New Campus-wide Licenses
September 1, 2016: Peerceptiv is proud to announce new campus-wide agreements with a number of colleges and universities, including McGill University, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Iowa, the University of Texas Medical Branch, and John Abbott College. Peerceptiv is integrated with Learning Management Systems at McGill (Brightspace by D2L), Iowa (Canvas), and at Pitt and UTMB (Blackboard Learn).
Marshall Memo Summarizes Peer Assessment Research
July 20, 2016: A summary in the Marshall Memo (Marshall Memo 645, July 11, 2016) describes the effectiveness of peer assessment in improving student writing at the secondary school level. This research, published by Christian Schunn, Amanda Godley, and Sara DeMartino in the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, (July/August 2016, Vol. 60, #1, p. 13-23), found that student scores were “remarkably consistent”, and correlated highly with expert AP scorers. (Dr. Schunn is Peerceptiv’s Scientific Advisor.) Many students felt the most valuable part of the exercise was viewing successful strategies and weaknesses in the work of their classmates. The results suggest peer assessment may be effectively used to improve secondary school writing skills, in part by allowing teachers to more frequently assign writing tasks without adding to their workload.
For the complete research summary, please see http://www.marshallmemo.com.
Peerceptiv takes the Pledge!
Peerceptiv Welcomes Texas A&M
January 19, 2016: Peerceptiv is now offered as a campus-wide license at Texas A&M University. Peerceptiv will be used this semester in a number of STEM courses to improve critical thinking and writing skills. Instructors and students will access Peerceptiv from within eCampus, Texas A&M’s Blackboard Learn LMS.
Active, Collaborative Classrooms Offer Superior Learning Outcomes
September 21, 2015: Author and consultant Annie Murphy Paul writes in the New York Times that active learning is superior to traditional lectures. “The act of putting one’s own thoughts into words and communicating them to others, research has shown, is a powerful contributor to learning.”
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Peer-to-peer Learning to Transform Education by 2025
August 17, 2015: Forbes Magazine reports that peer-to-peer learning is one of five trends that will transform education by 2025. Among other findings, Forbes reported high reliability between multiple peer and expert assessment, high scalability, and low cost when employing peer-to-peer learning properly.