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1 JEST for Dummies JEST – Javascript Enabled Self Test Raymond D. Mosteller, PhD Keck School of Medicine University of Southern California Create your own computer-based learning modules

2 What can JEST do for you?  JEST Quizzes - formative assessments  JEST Tutorials  JEST Case Presentations  JEST Flash Cards Create the following:

3 Who can use JEST?  Faculty  Students  Staff  Anyone

4 Where can you run JEST?  Your computer  Any memory device - CD, DVD, USB flash memory  Student computers  The internet - web server  Anywhere – internet connection not required

5 What do you need to create JEST learning modules?  Computer - Mac, PC, Linux  Text editor - NotePad, MS Word  Web browser  Internet connection

6 What skills do you need?  Typing  Spelling  Imagination  No math required  No HTML required  No computer programming language

7 Can I JESTify my old quizzes?  YES, you simply need to convert the text of your old quizzes into the JEST format illustrated in the examples.

8 Online Documentation:  Step 1: Download the JEST files  Step 2: Create a text file  Step 3: Run the JESTER program  Step 4: Save your JEST quiz  Step 5: Start your JEST quiz Built-in Sample Quiz Examples included HOWTO: Create a JEST Quiz

9 JEST Keywords  Question  Feedback  Correct Answer  Attachment **  Jump (branching) Required Optional

10 The JEST Face Page Welcome to JEST - Javascript Enabled Self Test v Representative Questions: Biochemistry of Human Metabolism Raymond D. Mosteller, PhD Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Keck School of Medicine University of Southern California Getting Started: Click on the 'Next' button to start. If all else fails, please read the complete instructions below.

11 A Question Question: The major purpose of oxidative metabolism in the human body is to: A. Provide heat and energy for survival B. Eliminate toxic chemicals from the bloodstream C. Stimulate hemoglobin synthesis D. Balance the pH in the blood E. Inhibit anaerobic processes

12 Feedback & Correct Answer Feedback: Correct Answer: A Although you may consider all of these things to be important and some of them require energy. The major purpose of oxidizing all food substances is to manufacture heat to keep the body warm and to generate energy (ATP) to drive all of the other energy-requiring processes in the body (motion, transport, biosynthesis).

13 JEST Attachments Files in the local attachments folder: Images: jpg, gif, png Documents: doc, pdf, txt, html Multimedia: ppt, swf, mov Websites, webpages, files on the internet: Search engines and databases: Google, Yahoo, Wikipedia MERLOT, HEAL, PubMed

14 Advanced Options  Main Window Size  Exit-Close Button  Popup Mode Option  Random, Sequential, Case Modes

15 Image Attachment Image by Prof Joel E. Schechter, PhD, USC

16 QuickTime movie attachment Movie by Prof Paul D. Larsen, MD, Univ. Nebraska Med. Center

17 Flash animation attachment Flash by Knowledge Weavers, Univ. of Utah, Eccles Health Sciences Library

18 Surely You JEST ! Questions ? Feedback ?

19 JEST for Dummies JEST – Javascript Enabled Self Test Raymond D. Mosteller, PhD Keck School of Medicine University of Southern California Create your own computer-based learning modules

20 The JEST Format  The Face Page  Question and Alternative Answers  Feedback and Correct Answer

21 JEST Online Documentation

22 JUMP Statements (Advanced) Jump statements used for conditional and unconditional branching, reversible and irreversible branching.

23 JEST Sample Quizzes

24 The JESTER Program

25 The Face Page

26 A Question

27 Image Attachment Image by Joel E. Schechter, PhD, USC

28 QuickTime movie attachment Movie by Paul D. Larsen, MD, Univ. Nebraska Med. Center

29 Flash animation attachment Flash by Andrew R. La Barbera, PhD, et al. Univ. of Cincinnati College of Medicine

30 Flash animation attachment Flash by Knowledge Weavers, Univ. of Utah, Eccles Health Sciences Library

31 Flash animation attachment HyperHeart tutorial by Donald K. Blumenthal, PhD, & Knowledge Weavers, Univ. of Utah Health Sciences Center

32 JEST Attachments

33 JEST Attachments (cont.)

34 Advanced JESTER Options  Main Window Size  Exit-Close Button  Popup Mode Option  Random, Sequential, Case Modes The instructor may specify the following:


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