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With the new year comes a new change to the format and contents of the blog. We'll try to add resources and tools each week as well as a news summary. This week we take a look at something that can increase the amount of fun, competition, participation and learning experienced by your learners. We're talking about online testing / quizzing.
|"...tests strengthen memory even more than do extra opportunities to study the material."|
|- from The effects of tests on learning and forgetting : SHANA K. CARPENTER, HAROLD PASHLER, JOHN T. WIXTED, AND EDWARD VUL.
University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California.
There are many testing and quizzing tools out there. Some are free and others are subscription based. Some allow for a whole range of question types whilst others are basically multiple-choice on steroids.
This week we are going to take a look at one that allows for a competitive class quiz scenario with a live scoreboard that you can project so that your learners can see who is winning. The tool is:
Here are some videos that you can look at to find out more.
If you like the tool, create some quizzes and want to share them you can add them for people to find using the comments below.
Finally: All about AWS
This week there's a mishmash of news with no single strong clear theme running through it. So you get JABOL (Just a bunch of links). Enjoy!
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