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  2. MDL-7381

A new method of scoring for quiz/lesson questions.

    Details

    • Type: New Feature New Feature
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Major Major
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 1.6.3
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Lesson
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      Description

      I came across an intersting medical quiz site called bigneedle.com and saw a very interesting way of marking the quiz. I am sharing it here so that somewhere at the back of our minds, this method should exist, too in case it can possibly be developed for moodle's enhancement.

      What it really does is, the moment a question is presentd to you, it has 10 marks shown on a scale on the right. As you take time to mull over the questions, these marks go on reducing. I had prepared a video for you all but it bacame of 10 mb so see these screenshots and if you are interested, see http://bigneedle.com/trybolus.php

      NOTE: THE POINTS FOR THE QUESTION ARE ON RIGHT SIDE VERTICALLY AND WATCH THEM GO DOWN AS I TOOK TIME TO THINK ABOUT THE ANSWER.

      <img src="http://www.doctoratyourdoorstep.com/ref/Capture_8.jpg">

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        N Hansen added a comment -

        What's the point? If you create a timed quiz, and students have a limited time in which to answer a set number of questions, isn't that enough?

        There's a point at which something like this would encourage students to guess and just take their chances rather than bother to answer the question simply because actually trying to understand the question would not be to their benefit.

        And how do you decide at what speed to count down the question? There are some questions that will require more time and others a shorter time. Can we count on the individual teacher to be able to time the questions appropriately or will it be one-time fits all?

        This sort of thing might work if you have a big organization that tests the questions in some manner before they are actually used on a real test, but I don't think introducing such a variable haphazardly is wise.

        I think there are better ways the quiz developers can be spending their time than this.

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        N Hansen added a comment - What's the point? If you create a timed quiz, and students have a limited time in which to answer a set number of questions, isn't that enough? There's a point at which something like this would encourage students to guess and just take their chances rather than bother to answer the question simply because actually trying to understand the question would not be to their benefit. And how do you decide at what speed to count down the question? There are some questions that will require more time and others a shorter time. Can we count on the individual teacher to be able to time the questions appropriately or will it be one-time fits all? This sort of thing might work if you have a big organization that tests the questions in some manner before they are actually used on a real test, but I don't think introducing such a variable haphazardly is wise. I think there are better ways the quiz developers can be spending their time than this.
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        Tim Hunt added a comment -

        This sort of thing is inherently problematic in a web application, which sometimes run over slow networks. Also, in the Moodle quiz, you can have muliple questions on one page. What happens then?

        If you really want this, I would suggest doing it as a new type of activity module plugin, which could use the standard question types. Therefore removeing the quiz and question bank components to get it off my list.

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        Tim Hunt added a comment - This sort of thing is inherently problematic in a web application, which sometimes run over slow networks. Also, in the Moodle quiz, you can have muliple questions on one page. What happens then? If you really want this, I would suggest doing it as a new type of activity module plugin, which could use the standard question types. Therefore removeing the quiz and question bank components to get it off my list.
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        Martin Dougiamas added a comment -

        Reassigning this to moodle.com for the time being, since Mark Nielsen is not maintaining Lesson any more. Please comment/vote/patch any crucial bugs that affect you for 2.0 to help us prioritise fixes for the upcoming release.

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        Martin Dougiamas added a comment - Reassigning this to moodle.com for the time being, since Mark Nielsen is not maintaining Lesson any more. Please comment/vote/patch any crucial bugs that affect you for 2.0 to help us prioritise fixes for the upcoming release.

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