Peer Review made Easy

Aropä is a web-based system which supports peer review activities. In a peer-review activity, an instructor sets students an assignment. After students have submitted their assignment, they comment on the submissions from other students. Once the review process is complete, students read the comments their peers have made on their own submission.
Aropä is used extensively at the University of Auckland and Glasgow University. It is also used world-wide, with regular use at the following institutions:
  • Franklin University
  • Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences
  • Sheffield University
  • Curtin University
  • Robert Gordon University
  • Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Washington & Lee University
  • Virginia Tech
In the 2015/6 academic year, just under 8% of the entire student body of the University of Glasgow used the system to review their peers' work.
Aropä has been used in classes in the following subject areas:
  • Accounting
  • Anatomy
  • Anthropology
  • Business Project Planning
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese Studies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics
  • Clinical Education
  • Commercial Law
  • Computing
  • Engineering
  • English Language
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Film studies
  • Geology
  • Marine Biology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Media Studies
  • Medicine
  • Molecular Science
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmacology
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Physiotherapy
  • Politics
  • Population Health
  • Professional Skills
  • Project Management
  • Public Health
  • Research Skills
  • Software engineering
  • Veterinary Science

There are currently two interfaces to the Aropä system:
Both interfaces make use of the same database, so can be used interchangeably.