Aropä: 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 and Virginia Tech.

In the 2014/5 academic year, just over 5% of the entire student body of the University of Glasgow used the system to review their peers' work.

Aropa 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.

No charge is made for the use of Aropä.

Aropä has been designed by John Hamer and Helen Purchase, who provide extensive support in both the use of the system, as well as the design of peer-review activities. If you would like to use Aropä in one of your classes, please contact us at or

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