Educational stacks

Glen Bojsza gbojsza at
Wed Mar 15 17:12:40 EST 2006


Thanks for the information which will take a little digesting.

To answer Judy's question - I am trying to create custome learning modules
that explain very specific telecommunications technology by means of visual
animation and user interaction which needs to be tested for to see if the
key points were understood.

The trick with using multiple choice testing is to word the question and
answers so that the correct solution is not quite obvious.

It would be better to have essay style questions but then support for
correcting and giving feedback becomes an issue.

So for a start I will look at Wilhelm's suggestions and see where it goes.


On 3/15/06, Wilhelm Sanke <sanke at> wrote:
> Hello Glen,
> You wrote:
> > Hello everyone,
> >
> > I was wondering if anyone has used Revolution in creating
> >
> > 1. A multiple choice quiz stack?
> >
> > (snip)
> As an addendum to my previous post  three hours ago:
> You can find Steve Messimers "Preceptor Tools", which very much rely on
> the "multiple-choice" principle, here :
> <
> >.
> There is also a stack "Multiple Choice Questionnaire" in folder "sample
> projects" of the Revolution distribution. This stack might be
> interesting as an example how specific questions of constructing
> multiple-choice exercises are addressed and programmed, otherwise it is
> very much sub-standard. At best it could serve as a starting point -
> maybe it is intended as such - for developing exercises that are nearer
> to state-of-the-art and state-of-the-discussion standards concerning
> "multiple choice".
> As an educational format, multiple-choice is very much disputed and
> discouraged. Very often, multiple-choice exercises do not clearly
> distinguish in their objectives, e.g. are they intended for "teaching",
> "learning", or simply "testing"?
> More modern teaching and testing procedures try to minimize the role of
> "multiple-choice". Even the American SAT, which very much relied on
> multiple-choice, is slowly steering away from this format as it adds
> more and more essay and open-ended parts where you actively have to
> produce responses and not only  to recall and choose from preselected
> answers. So does the FCAT, the "Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test",
> which is applied at various grade levels in Florida schools and the main
> threshold you have to pass to get your high-school diploma.
> But designing multiple-choice exercises can be a nice programming
> enterprise; this is what I had in mind when I produced my
> multiple-choice tutorial. And, indeed, a carefully designed
> multiple-choice exercise can be useful as a *part* of more comprehensive
> teaching, learning, and testing strategies.
> Best regards,
> Wilhelm Sanke
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