Generation and Retrieval Practice Effects in the Classroom Using PeerWise

Matthew R. Kelley*, Elizabeth K. Chapman-Orr, Susanna C Calkins, Robert J. Lemke

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Abstract

The present study explored the generation and retrieval practice effects within a college classroom using a free, online tool called PeerWise (PW). PW allows students to create their own multiple-choice questions, share them with peers, and answer the shared questions written by their peers. Forty students from two sections of an upper level cognitive psychology course authored and answered multiple-choice questions as part of a semester-long assignment. Analyses showed reliable generation and retrieval practice effects following PW usage, along with a significant improvement in exam performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)121-126
Number of pages6
JournalTeaching of Psychology
Volume46
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2019

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Keywords

  • PeerWise
  • generation effect
  • retrieval practice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Psychology(all)

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Kelley, M. R., Chapman-Orr, E. K., Calkins, S. C., & Lemke, R. J. (2019). Generation and Retrieval Practice Effects in the Classroom Using PeerWise. Teaching of Psychology, 46(2), 121-126. https://doi.org/10.1177/0098628319834174