Gone are the days when employers used to hire employees only on the basis of their qualification, experience, skills and good reference reports.
Multiple choice questions based assessments have long been a part of our examination system. Whether it’s a competitive exam for assessing an individual’s admission application or an academic exam to gauge their knowledge about a subject, MCQs are often the preferred assessment tool. With the view to overcome their inherent flaws, many variations of MCQs have developed over time. And, when the choice comes to select a variant for incorporation, examiners are often found struggling.
The benefits of an online MCQs based quiz are well-documented, with a number of articles exploring the subject. For examiners who want to assess the knowledge of their students, both on fundamental level and advanced level of cognitive thinking, an online MCQ-based quiz is an interesting and convenient option to help them achieve their objective. That being said, the first timers are often found pondering over the question:
Welcome to another blog from “The Quiz Maker” series, where we will be discussing strategies and tips on how to create an online quiz that can reinforce your digital marketing endeavors and supplement your marketing campaigns. Traditionally, we have focused on topics (hyperlink to blog titled, “The Quiz Maker: Designing MCQs Based Quiz for Online Assessment”) from academic point of view. This time we wanted to reinvent our focus and facilitate our readers who work as marketers or assume responsibilities of a corporate leader in their everyday lives, looking for ways to support their digital marketing campaigns.
Welcome to the second blog of our “Let’s Make a Quiz” series, where we will be discussing strategies to design an effective quiz for anatomy students in a digital environment. For our readers who want to know more about “Let’s Make a Quiz” blog series and its first publication, please click here (hyperlink click here to the blog titled, “Let’s Make a Quiz: Designing an Effective Quiz for STEM Education”).
Online teachers can have one of the most difficult or most interesting jobs ever. They way they deliver their lectures and classes has less than half the impact on the overall performance of the students.
They need to be mentally present, motivate students to learn, constantly engage with them, and discuss and review content with them regularly, among other things. They have to give feedback and establish communities for better learning. They even have to administer timely tests that they can prepare using a test creator or a quiz maker.
Some useful tactics and practices can come in handy in the process. The following practices may help the teachers be more effective in teaching online courses.
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” Albert Einstein.
It’s a given that everyone develops at their own pace in student life. But that doesn’t mean you cannot involve those students who are struggling in keeping the pace. A quiz maker is a fantastic tool to get started with stimulating the minds of young students. They are already in front of the screen most of the time; why not use that to your advantage?
Technology has advanced with phenomenal pace and there is surely a quiz maker that teachers can use to make a quiz. These quizzes can be anything from science to languages, even arts. This means that kids can understand and have fun in the quizzes while they are learning.
Gone are the days when students used to bring those heavy backpacks loaded with books that would strain their miniscule bodies. In this modern day and age, what could potentially be a distraction has become a revolutionary way of learning.
There are a number of apps, 2.8 million in March 2017 to be more precise, that are available on the Google Play Store. Sure there are different categories, from entertainment to lifestyle to transport, but there are educational apps as well that can be used in the classroom for better learning.
Online testing software is becoming more and more prevalent in businesses and academia alike. It is an environment friendly alternative to conventional paper testing. A study of 1231 tests, that included online and paper based tests, concluded that it may be possible that online tests will replace paper based conventional testing to evaluate a student’s extent of knowledge and understanding.
They say one of the top fears is the fear of failure. Fear and anxiety go hand in hand. Even standard summative tests made with examination software can invoke the feeling of anxiety followed by depression in students. As exams approach, it heightens the fear of failure in students, as it is difficult for them to imagine the post failure scenario. They have to cope with what happens if they fail. That’s one of the major reasons why students face mental blocks while studying. Their minds often go blank when they see the exam paper even after they had been studying for it last night.