MacQTeX: self-testing quizzes using PDF

Ross Moore, Frances Griffin

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionpeer-review

    Abstract

    The MacQTEX quiz system uses JAVAScript embedded within PDF documents to allow students to do multiple-choice style quizzes. The internet may be used to supply the quiz document, and to record results. But even when not connected, there is immediate feedback as to how many questions were answered correctly and what are the correct answers, as well as providing worked solutions indicating how the correct answers could be deduced. The highest quality of typesetting is employed in the quizzes by using the TEX typesetting software, via the pdf-TEX variant, to control the generation of the PDF documents. Other software, such as Perl and Mathematica, can be used to control the production of unique instances of a particular quiz so that each student gets slightly different questions to answer.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicatione-Xplore 2001
    Subtitle of host publicationa face-to-face odyssey. Proceedings of the Apple University Consortium Conference, September 2001.
    EditorsNeville Smythe
    Place of PublicationWollongong, NSW
    PublisherApple University Consortium
    Pages16-1-16-14
    Number of pages14
    ISBN (Print)0947209336
    Publication statusPublished - 2001
    EventApple University Consortium Academic and Developers Conference - Townsville, QLD
    Duration: 23 Sep 200126 Sep 2001

    Conference

    ConferenceApple University Consortium Academic and Developers Conference
    CityTownsville, QLD
    Period23/09/0126/09/01

    Keywords

    • MacQTeX
    • randomised quizzes
    • self-testing quizzes
    • Portable Document Format
    • Javascript
    • exerquiz

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