This resource information is intended to assist staff in the creation of quizzes for use in online learning materials. The design and writing of quizzes may be done in the University's virtual learning environment (VLE) Blackboard module space or within learning objects.
The use of formative quizzes in online materials can provide several benefits; they provide an aid to revision, they can test factual recall and understanding of the learning material, they can be repeated and they can provide immediate feedback.
By using graphics and interactive elements, online quizzes can provide an enhanced learner experience.
Quizzes in online material should test and challenge the understanding of material in a pedagogically sound way and although online quizzes are usually considered an objective testing mechanism, with some thought and imagination, it is possible to design quizzes to test the higher orders of Blooms taxonomy such as interpretation, comparison and analysis.
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