What is Perusall?

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Perusall is an innovative e-reader designed to ensure that every student is prepared for every class. Unlike traditional e-readers, Perusall is a social platform that helps to keep students engaged with their reading assignments. Research has shown that only 20-30% of students in the average classroom do assigned reading, but in Perusall classes, over 90% consistently complete their reading assignments, making it an effective tool for promoting student engagement.

Perusall does not rely on annoying quizzes or repetitive forums or email lists to keep students engaged. Instead, it uses modern communication methods to help students stay focused on the text while facilitating interactions with each other. With Perusall, students collectively annotate readings in threads, respond to each other's comments, and interact, which helps them to learn from each other. This approach brings the interactivity of a small seminar to a large lecture course, without sacrificing efficiency.

Instructors can use Perusall in classes of any size, from 2 to 1,000+ students, in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences. The platform has been peer-reviewed, published, and patented, and research has shown that it is effective in promoting engagement and improving learning outcomes.

Perusall Resources

If you would like to learn more about Perusall and the different features it offers, you can find additional information on their website.

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