Sunday, 11 November 2012

Life is like a multiple choice question

Project step # 3

It is said that life is like a multiple choice question. Sometimes it is the choices that confuse you, not the question itself.

This might be true regarding life, but for the teachers the multiple choice questions (MCQ) are blessing in disguise. As soon as I implemented two aforementioned changes like providing summative feedback and making a provision for automated assessment, I surprisingly received a suggestion from the students themselves that instead of writing descriptive questions or writing even answers for short questions, there will be more and more MCQ type quizzes at the end of each unit. This will make it easy for the students to answer the questions after having studied a particular concept in a unit.

In the last days of the week, I made the provision for MCQ quizzes that will assess whether or not a particular concept in a unit is satisfactorily absorbed by the students. It is a recent development and it will be absolutely immature to comment upon it. I waited till 10 pm on Sunday to observe the outcome and on the basis on that I can assume the following threefold perceptible benefits at the end of the teacher as well as the student.

It will make easy and rapid for the students to answer the questions and finish the units.

If they become prompt in finishing the units, they will certainly get the score as soon as they submit their result. They can decide to go ahead if the result is according to their expectations. If not, then they can practice more.

I will be able to see their result as soon as they submit the answers. It will be easy and fast for me as well to offer my feedback.

Let us hope for the best, and I will be able to share more in the next week regarding the long term advantages of these modifications.

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