As you contribute to PeerWise, you will accumulate a Reputation score calculated in the software which is composed of three parts:
· writing questions (Questioning)
· answering questions (Answering), and
· rating questions you have answered (Rating).
To achieve a high score it is much better to have good scores for each of the three components than a very high score in just one (or two) components. It is particularly important not to have a zero (or near zero) score for any of the three components.
Answering and Rating scores at a similar level and your Questioning score at about one-tenth of your Answering and Rating scores can be a good balance. For example, a score of Questioning: 175; Answering: 1,750; and Rating: 1,750.
You can see your score in the top right-hand corner of PeerWise. We use the Reputation score (not the Answer score).
You will gain a mark out of 5 for your PeerWise contribution. This will be calculated according to the Peerwise grading guidelines available on Moodle.
The Unit Co-ordinator reserves the right to adjust the mark of any student if they engage in inappropriate behaviour on PeerWise. Inappropriate behaviour might include:
· Bullying, harassing or being rude to any other student.
· Contributing questions flagged as being easy, for example as ‘Easy’ or ‘Questions for Dummies’.
· Marking correct answers in bold or with other marks.
· Copying other student’s questions and contributing them onto PeerWise as your own (although it is understood that different students may independently contribute similar or even identical questions at times, and this is perfectly alright).
Please report to the Unit Co-ordinator any inappropriate behaviour on PeerWise.