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The award-winning platform that ensures every student is prepared for every class
Order and assign textbooks, articles, or your PDFs in Perusall. Students annotate the readings and asynchronously respond to each other's comments and questions about the readings in context. With novel data analytics, Perusall automatically generates optimal student groupings and social interactions, grades students' engagement to ensure they are prepared for class, and nudges those who need help to keep everyone on track.
Turn solitary reading assignments into engaging collective activities
Perusall extends the collective in-class experience to between classes, enabling students to get instant answers to their questions, learn more, stay prepared, and enjoy the experience. Instead of a generic Q&A platform, passively waiting for students to participate, use Perusall to proactively engage students with each other about your readings, give them (automated) personalized guidance, and motivate your whole class.
Be an even better classroom teacher
Start class by discussing information in an automatically generated "student confusion report" — a one-page summary of concepts and passages your students had trouble with or most engaged them, along with selected examples of the best annotations you can praise.
Save time, simplify your teaching life (in ways your students will love)
Setup in less time than dealing with your bookstore, and don't worry about: ordering books; grading certain assignments; answering many student questions; keeping track of students falling behind or insufficiently motivated; obtaining copyright permissions for articles; and keeping up-to-date on cutting edge educational innovations. Through Perusall, students easily purchase access to publications (usually for less than they would pay otherwise; Perusall itself is free) and do their readings.
Stay at the forefront of educational innovation
Take advantage of patent-pending research developed at Harvard University. Benefit from an active research program, and a platform updated with new developments when they will benefit you and your students. Perusall is FERPA compliant, university administration friendly, and integrated with every major LMS; it includes no advertising. Student identities are not shared with corporate recruiters or anyone outside of class.
Students can purchase and access textbooks in Perusall from many publishers, including titles from:
Perusall is now being used in classrooms around the world. Join us!
The team
Eric Mazur is Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics and Dean of Applied Physics at Harvard University. He is also co-founder of Learning Catalytics, inventor of Peer Instruction, and pioneer of the flipped classroom.
Gary King is Weatherhead University Professor, Harvard University's most distinguished faculty position, and Director of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science. He is also co-founder of Learning Catalytics and Crimson Hexagon.
Brian Lukoff is an educator, entrepreneur, and engineer. He is also co-founder of Learning Catalytics and Lecturer in the McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin. He has a Ph.D. in Education from Stanford University.
Kelly Miller is Lecturer at the Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University. Her research is in Peer Instruction and classroom demonstrations. She has a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Harvard University.