Using Peer Instructors to Design and Implement Online Self-Assessments

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Peer tutors are offered by many programs, but can be underutilized. In a graduate level course, this underutilization was addressed by training peer instructors to create online quizzes for use as optional formative assessments. The benefit was assessed by comparing quiz and exam performance. Students who took quizzes subsequently did better on exams and outperformed other students. Session participants will learn how to develop and add this useful process to their self-directed learning toolbox.


Presented at the Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education Annual Conference, in Lexington, Kentucky, June 2015.

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