Talk:AST1000/Introducing Asia and the Pacific/Objectives

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Recommend adding a taster quiz305:37, 11 July 2012
Activity004:58, 11 July 2012

Recommend adding a taster quiz

I recommend adding a taster quiz including interesting general knowledge type questions (with feedback for correct and incorrect answers) to highlight the diversity of the region and the extent of countries included in the definition for the course.

Mackiwg (talk)01:16, 14 June 2012

Removed quiz example -- Jim Taylor expressed reservations in using MCQ type interactions

Mackiwg (talk)08:30, 14 June 2012

I share hesitations about MCQ but a few possible advantages are some form of feedback for those who take the course on a more independent study basis and don't have the USQ structure to support them. Also there is some advantage in prepping for challenge exams in other institutions that may wish to use that mechanism to award credit. Alternatively others can edit it to suit their own needs I assume.

Idevries (talk)05:00, 11 July 2012

Hi Irwin,

Yes -- the art of constructing meaningful MCQs to support learning requires considerable effort and good design skills.

That said, the activity cited as one of the most meaningful learning activities of the OCL4Ed course, is the Copyright case study, an MCQ based activity designed for formative assessment.

Notwithstanding the challenges of objective item assessment -- I think this approach can add considerable value to scalable learning support because learners receive immediate feedback.

Mackiwg (talk)05:37, 11 July 2012

Also noted elsewhere, what's the difference between an Activity and an e-Tivity?

Idevries (talk)04:58, 11 July 2012