Panther Learning Systems is committed to developing technologies to improve the learning process. Through enhanced collaborative learning, simulation & modeling, and interactive multimedia technologies, learning can be more engaging and effective for all students.
SWoRD™, Panther Learning’s cloud-based peer review program, allows students to collaborate in ways that significantly improve writing and critical thinking skills. SWoRD’s unique algorithm’s eliminate student bias in peer review, ensuring that assessments and grading done by reviewers correlates closely with those of the instructor. Since collaborative reviews and grading can now meet an instructor-level standard and students are actively engaged in the learning process, SWoRD™ peer review is a superior teaching methodology. Find out more about how SWoRD can improve your classroom.
More than 4,000 students at universities and secondary schools around the world have used SWoRD, and the results have been carefully researched for a decade by the Learning Research and Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh.
|“I am a firm believer that peer evaluation is a more powerful tool than the act of writing itself.”|
City Charter High School, Pittsburgh
|“I was ultimately able to demonstrate a remarkable conclusion: the grades of the student peer reviewers using each type of rubric correlated with my independently assigned grades on the exam.”|
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
|“Schools must show students how to collaborate as productive team members, but budget pressures appear to be driving education in exactly the opposite direction. A key indicator is the lack of essay questions in student assessments. Teachers do not have time to grade essays so they are being eliminated. But…essays are an important way to evaluate that a student is continuously learning at a higher level…”|
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