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
Susan, This is a great idea. I also have this problem in my online courses. I am waiting for your results!!! Thanks for sharing. Olga
Susan, What a great idea! I
Anything to create a more interactive environment is great. I'm always looking for ways to engage my online students.
Great way to actively engage students!
This is an interesting approach to an online quiz. I see that you had many students who performed well on the quiz. It would be intersting to see if students retain the knowledge as well or better using this Learn Quiz method as compared to the traditional quiz. I like the fact that you indicated many students referred back to the content a week later which indicates students may have internalized the knowledge. You could possible conduct an experiment in future classes to test the retention of knowledge between the traditional and Learn Quiz. Good work.
I really like that you have learnable content in your quiz. This is a great idea and is something I'd like to dabble with in my F2F classes. I also like what Rene had to say about retention of knowledge and his suggestion. The fact that students referred to the quiz to help them with an assignment is also very cool. I hope this continues to be a success for you.
It's kind of like you are giving them a guided tour of the content to be covered, with accountability built in. Very cool, and I look forward to the results at the end of the semester!