Designing online quizzes: A whole of curriculum approach

Maree Gosper*

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    Abstract

    Online quizzes are a popular means of assessing students and providing feedback on their learning. There are now a number of easy to use quiz tools available which offer a range of design options including variations in the timing and the content of feedback. While this opens opportunities for teachers to design quizzes for different contexts, it also poses challenges in making decisions about which combinations of features will optimise learning. This paper presents a case study of an evaluation of the effectiveness of online quizzes in answer-until-correct-format as a formative learning tool. A multidimensional approach is adopted which takes into consideration the design of the quizzes, the instructional context and the characteristics of the learners. A key finding was that the strongest influence on outcomes was the general ability of the learners, not the quizzes themselves. Another was that to maximise learning a whole of curriculum approach is needed to ensure the alignment of outcomes, activities, cognitive processing requirements and learner characteristics.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the IADIS International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA 2010)
    EditorsKinshuk , Demetrios G. Sampson, J. Michael Spector, Pedro Isaias, Dirk Ifenthaler, Radu Vasiu
    Place of PublicationLisbon
    PublisherInternational Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS)
    Pages11-18
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Electronic)9789728939281
    ISBN (Print)9781627483353
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    EventIADIS International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age, CELDA 2010 - Timisoara
    Duration: 15 Oct 201017 Oct 2010

    Other

    OtherIADIS International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age, CELDA 2010
    CityTimisoara
    Period15/10/1017/10/10

    Keywords

    • Assessment
    • Feedback
    • Higher education
    • Learning
    • Quizzes

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