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1 Online Quizzing

2 There is much which comes before…

3 Blooms TaxonomyBlooms Taxonomy knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, & evaluation skills knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, & evaluation skills Other educational theoristsOther educational theorists PedagogyPedagogy Outcomes/objectivesOutcomes/objectives Setting questions for best answersSetting questions for best answers ValidityValidity ReliabilityReliability Diverse learnersDiverse learners Learning stylesLearning styles Blooms TaxonomyBlooms Taxonomy knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, & evaluation skills knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, & evaluation skills Other educational theoristsOther educational theorists PedagogyPedagogy Outcomes/objectivesOutcomes/objectives Setting questions for best answersSetting questions for best answers ValidityValidity ReliabilityReliability Diverse learnersDiverse learners Learning stylesLearning styles

4 Multiple choice True/false Fill-in the blank Matching Short answer Essay Take home Open book Multiple choice True/false Fill-in the blank Matching Short answer Essay Take home Open book Evaluations Group participation Presentations Labs, demonstrations Simulations Formative, summative Problem-basedExperiential Packaged quizzes Group participation Presentations Labs, demonstrations Simulations Formative, summative Problem-basedExperiential Packaged quizzes

5 TeamBoard Interactive Responses

6 Advantages (of online vs. traditional quizzing) Immediate feedbackImmediate feedback may encourage & enhance productivity and participation may encourage & enhance productivity and participation Accessibility –anywhere, any timeAccessibility –anywhere, any time Statistical analysis of the resultsStatistical analysis of the results Students learn a variety of ways to take testsStudents learn a variety of ways to take tests Immediate feedbackImmediate feedback may encourage & enhance productivity and participation may encourage & enhance productivity and participation Accessibility –anywhere, any timeAccessibility –anywhere, any time Statistical analysis of the resultsStatistical analysis of the results Students learn a variety of ways to take testsStudents learn a variety of ways to take tests

7 AdvantagesAdvantages Time and cost-effective to implement: no paper etc.Time and cost-effective to implement: no paper etc. AccurateAccurate Flexible, easily customizedFlexible, easily customized Could be at students’ own paceCould be at students’ own pace Multimedia-capableMultimedia-capable Time and cost-effective to implement: no paper etc.Time and cost-effective to implement: no paper etc. AccurateAccurate Flexible, easily customizedFlexible, easily customized Could be at students’ own paceCould be at students’ own pace Multimedia-capableMultimedia-capable

8 TeamBoard Interactive Responses

9 DisadvantagesDisadvantages Problems with accessProblems with access Test security, confidentialityTest security, confidentiality Less control over testing conditionsLess control over testing conditions Open book, open notes ( therefore how much does the student really know or are they scrambling to find the information during the testing times)Open book, open notes ( therefore how much does the student really know or are they scrambling to find the information during the testing times) Additional assistance needed?Additional assistance needed? Problems with accessProblems with access Test security, confidentialityTest security, confidentiality Less control over testing conditionsLess control over testing conditions Open book, open notes ( therefore how much does the student really know or are they scrambling to find the information during the testing times)Open book, open notes ( therefore how much does the student really know or are they scrambling to find the information during the testing times) Additional assistance needed?Additional assistance needed?

10 Disadvantages Timing– limits, penalty for going overTiming– limits, penalty for going over Disconnects during the test, internet congestionDisconnects during the test, internet congestion User tech skill disparityUser tech skill disparity Not suitable for testing certain skillsNot suitable for testing certain skills Most suitable for objective questionsMost suitable for objective questions Development costs –requires regular updating & a large test bankDevelopment costs –requires regular updating & a large test bank Timing– limits, penalty for going overTiming– limits, penalty for going over Disconnects during the test, internet congestionDisconnects during the test, internet congestion User tech skill disparityUser tech skill disparity Not suitable for testing certain skillsNot suitable for testing certain skills Most suitable for objective questionsMost suitable for objective questions Development costs –requires regular updating & a large test bankDevelopment costs –requires regular updating & a large test bank

11 Disadvantages Scoring can be quite rigidScoring can be quite rigid Fairness- student training requiredFairness- student training required No personal feedbackNo personal feedback Requires a contingency planRequires a contingency plan Scoring can be quite rigidScoring can be quite rigid Fairness- student training requiredFairness- student training required No personal feedbackNo personal feedback Requires a contingency planRequires a contingency plan

12 Suggestions Backup plan Randomize questions Restricted access/security Parameters of the test- spelling mistakes etc. Keep tests short and sweet Confidentiality Practice tests

13 If you decide to use online quizzing as part of the evaluation process ensure that it is only one of many evaluation components.

14 On the other hand… If you decide to use online quizzing as part of the learning process provide as many possibilities and as much variety as possible.

15 TeamBoard Interactive Responses

16 StimulatingStimulating FunFun Disadvantages become obsoleteDisadvantages become obsolete Reviews content creativelyReviews content creatively Develops comfort level with both technology and quizzingDevelops comfort level with both technology and quizzing Can promote group cohesion through collaborationCan promote group cohesion through collaboration StimulatingStimulating FunFun Disadvantages become obsoleteDisadvantages become obsolete Reviews content creativelyReviews content creatively Develops comfort level with both technology and quizzingDevelops comfort level with both technology and quizzing Can promote group cohesion through collaborationCan promote group cohesion through collaboration Why Would You Use Quizzing as Part of the Learning Process?

17 Or a combination…. French in a Canadian Context

18 ConclusionConclusion Online quizzing can be used effectively as an integral part of the learning process. If you wish to use it as part of the evaluation process it is critical to address the many areas which may disadvantage students or interfere with an accurate assessment of student learning. Online quizzing can be used effectively as an integral part of the learning process. If you wish to use it as part of the evaluation process it is critical to address the many areas which may disadvantage students or interfere with an accurate assessment of student learning.

19 Discussion

20 Sites/ReferencesSites/References print

21 Presentation: Pat Anderchek Special Thanks to: Andrew Connery – Original quiz graphics & French quizzes


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