ComPAIR: Using Assessment to Support Learning


ComPAIR: Using Assessment to Support Learning

Friday, February 4th @ 2:30 – 4:00PM (14h30 – 16h) EST

From Fine Arts to Physics, instructors/teachers acknowledge the challenge of promoting students’ critical thinking and reasoning skills. One effective way to scaffold the development of these high-level cognitive processes is to have students analyze, compare, and evaluate work generated by others during peer-feedback exercises. But how can we, as teachers, easily set this up and manage the resulting workload?

ComPAIR, a simple online platform developed and tested at UBC, strives to address this challenge. ComPAIR scaffolds peer feedback through comparisons, providing an engaging, simple, and safe environment that helps students learn how to create high quality work, while also learning subtle aspects of course content.

Join us in this webinar to learn more about this online platform that is currently being used in over 60 courses; across all disciplines and faculties at the UBC, including English, Fine Arts, Math, Physics; and at six institutions outside of British Columbia. Ahead of the webinar, check it out and explore ComPAIR in their sandbox site, click here.
Webinar Date: February 4, 2022
Time: 2:30 to 4:00pm EST (14h30 to 16h)
Location: Zoom webinar link provided upon registration


Presenter: James Charbonneau Associate Professor of Teaching, Department of Physics and Astronomy, and the Associate Dean, Students for the Faculty of Science at UBC. He is a two-time Killam Teaching Award winner and spends most of his time either teaching or thinking about how to make teaching and learning better.


Last Modified: February 2, 2022