Peer Instruction is a new question type introduced in the recent KEEP Open edX upgrade that emulates in-class discussion for a deeper understanding of concepts. In the question, on top of selecting the correct answer, learners can provide reasoning, read the ideas from their classmates and adjust their answers before final submission. Let’s see how it works!
Now we have a question about where does the mass of a tree come from. It looks like an ordinary multiple-choice question, but users are suggested to provide support to their answer in the below text box.
Well...I am not sure what is the answer. But let me make a guess and let the teacher know my ideas first.
Oh - our trial is submitted but not as the final answer. We can now see what the others have submitted before. Seems the other options are also reasonable…so let me revise my answer then.
Okay, let me submit this one and provide my explanation. Hope it’s the right choice!
Bingo! My revised answer is correct! I can still view my original answer. I can even know how our thoughts changed during the whole process.
Yes, that is how the Peer Instruction tool works. If you are a teacher, you can even generate more random responses to brainstorm your students’ ideas. If you are a student, we hope you enjoy the progress of finding the right answer by sharing your thoughts among peers.
If you wish to know more about or encounter problems on using this tool, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.
Peer Instruction Tool (Building and Running an edX Course, edX)