Piazza: Harnessing the wisdom of the crowd

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dc.contributor.author Sims, Alexandra en
dc.coverage.spatial Melbourne, Australia en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-08-11T07:41:08Z en
dc.date.issued 2015-07-17 en
dc.identifier.citation 2015 Australasian Law Teachers' Association Conference: Legal Education and Access to Justice, 16-18 July 2015 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/29934 en
dc.description.abstract Large undergraduate courses 300 to 1000+ can be time consuming administratively. Teaching staff receive numerous emails from students on both content and administrative matters. Often the same questions are asked by different students. In addition to the time spent replying individually to students, there is often a considerable delay in responding. The provision of increased resources to students, such as frequently asked questions and detailed instructions on a wide range of administrative issues in coursebooks and learning management systems does not appear to cut down the volume of email traffic. To counter the numbers of emails and also provide more timely responses to questions, the Department of Commercial Law at The University of Auckland trialed Piazza, a web based tool. Piazza works essentially as a question and answer web service. It has been described as a cross between a wiki and a forum. Staff can post announcements and resources, ask questions of the class, conduct polls and a range of other things. The real value in Piazza, however, is that students can ask questions and other students and staff are able to answer those questions. While other learning management systems have discussion boards and the like, Piazza allows student and staff to edit the answers of others resulting in more timely, accurate and accessible answers. en
dc.description.uri http://www.alta.edu.au/ en
dc.publisher Australasian Law Teachers Association (ALTA) en
dc.relation.ispartof 2015 Australasian Law Teachers' Association Conference: Legal Education and Access to Justice en
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dc.title Piazza: Harnessing the wisdom of the crowd en
dc.type Presentation en
pubs.author-url https://ltulaw.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/2015-conference-program.pdf en
pubs.finish-date 2015-07-18 en
pubs.start-date 2015-07-16 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Conference Oral Presentation en
pubs.elements-id 511392 en
pubs.org-id Business and Economics en
pubs.org-id Commercial Law en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2015-12-05 en

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