Authors: Daniel Sj¨oberg
Source: FERMAT, Volume 1, Education 1-5, Jan_Feb-2014
Abstract: We have used the free web application moodle (http://moodle.org) to publish short questionnaires after each week of teaching. The students’ understanding of the concepts discussed during the week are tested by different types of questions, typically multiple choice, short calculations, matching of alternatives etc. The students’ answers are graded by the system, and some automatic feedback can be given. This provides the students with a tool they can use to check their understanding, and also helps keeping them in phase with the intended pace of the course. We have found it most useful to test only the basic concepts; the students’ ability to synthesize different concepts is tested with other means like traditional exercises, since this is seldom suited for automatic grading.
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