After noticing how quickly my online students will take quizzes and surveys, I had to start keeping them from opening too soon so that students wouldn't take the quiz before the learning activities it tested. Then, I thought of a way I could leverage their love for quizzes and came up with the LearnQuiz approach. In my latest online course development (for HUM108), I developed quizzes that had questions that included the learning materials -- then, I made it so that students would get feedback on their correct or incorrect responses to redirect or reinforce their learning. I set up the courses so they could be taken multiple times.
Now, the quizzes are a learning activity instead of being a test of prior learning. I hope that this approach will get students to learn by focusing on their preferences -- quizzes over assignments. After I pilot the course in the Fall, I'll have a chance to see if this approach works for the students in HUM108