Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE)

Volume 14

Volume 14 Number 4, Pages 349-351

Winter 2003


Teaching Tip
Systematic Personal Training by Letting Students Teach each Other


Harald Kjellin
Terese Stenfors

Stockholm University and Royal Institute of Technology
Kista 16440, Sweden

Abstract: During the last three years an intranet-based strategy for active learning has been incrementally developed and evaluated at the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences at Stockholm University. The strategy has been evaluated with over 700 students in ten courses and in interviews with eight teachers. In the last and largest evaluation of the strategy 95% of the students were positive to using the strategy, 91% liked using it, and 88% would recommend the strategy to be used on a large scale in university education. The method makes it possible for all students in a course to receive personal training on all parts of the course curriculum. Our method presents a unique combination of Active Learning, Peer teaching and eLearning.

Keywords: Peer teaching, Topic experts, Active learning

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Recommended Citation: Kjellin, H. & Stenfors, T. (2003). Teaching Tip: Systematic Personal Training by Letting Students Teach each Other. Journal of Information Systems Education, 14(4), pp. 349-351.