Feature Series: Tips for working with the difficulty format adaptive quiz

The feature series is primarily designed for elearning designers, HR and teachers who work hard on making amazing learning experiences.


 

The difficulty format adaptive quiz is more advanced than the repeat format. It adapts to the student’s level by giving a skilled student harder questions and a struggling student easier questions.

 

The difficulty format adaptive quiz is more advanced than the repeat format. It adapts to the student’s level by giving a skilled student harder questions and a struggling student easier questions. By doing this, it claims to fight learning fatigue. After answering a question, learners will move up or down in levels of difficulty depending on their ability to answer correctly! This process is not visible to learners as they will only see the questions given to them, and not what level they are at, so as to not discourage them when they make mistakes. Most take the format of a multiple choice quiz, but they are also often implemented in the sciences and particularly math, because this topic has a clear right or wrong answer. Here the answer is not multiple choice, but rather the answer to the math problem proposed.

 

How do I use it?

A difficulty quiz is best placed at the end of a course, once students have had enough exposure to the materials. You have to create a minimum of 5-10 questions in each level of difficulty, for 5 levels of difficulty.

 

Tips:

Clarity is key: Make questions as clear as possible!

The quiz is most effective id you avoid fill-in-the-blank statements.

Directly relate questions to the learning materials in the specific unit of the online course.

Providing 4 answer options is the standard!

Avoid “All of the Above” or “None of the Above” as answer options

 


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