Preg question type examples
Revision as of 14:26, 3 April 2018 by German Valero (Added ===Matching the beginning of a large paragraph===)
- In all levels and subjects, many students find it difficult to memorize the right spelling of some words. The preg question type with hinting can be helpful for formative assessment.
- You must decide whether there wil be a penalty for the hints. A reasonable penalty might force the students to try harder to guess the correct answer, but some students will get no points if they need much hinting.
Solar system example
- You must make a list of all the words that the students need to practice, along with the stem of the question for that word. For example:
Mercury. Which is the planet closest to the Sun. Venus. Which is the second planet from the Sun. Earth. Which is the third planet from the Sun. Mars. Which is the fourth planet from the Sun. Jupiter. Which is the fifth planet from the Sun. Saturn. Which is the sixth planet from the Sun. Uranus. Which is the seventh planet from the Sun. Neptune. which is the eight planet from the Sun.
- You must configure the first preg question as follows:
- Name = Solar System 1
- You need to create this first question and in order to test it thoroughly you must now make a quiz and add this only question to that quiz:
- Now you can verify that the question indeed helps the student to remember the correct spelling of this difficult word (Mercury) and that the right and wrong answers were treated properly:
- You will then lok at all the questions available in your Question bank and duplicate this question and obtain a new question named 'preg example solar system 01 (copy)'
- Edit this newly copied question and replace the original word with the word # 2 in your list.
- Rename this question (the copy) to 'preg example solar system 02'
- Replace 'Mercury' with 'Venus'
- Replace 'Which is the planet closest to the Sun' with 'Which is the second planet from the Sun'
- Test that it works as expected
- When you are happy that the second question is working perfectly, proceed to make the third question
- and so on...
- It is very important that you configure the question behaviour for the quiz and the settings for each individual preg question to perform exactly as you want.
- And, most important, you must check that the final quiz with all your preg questions is indeed useful for your students (not too easy, nor too difficult).
- The actual numbers for the penalties must be set acccording to the difficulty of the subject and the characteristics of the students in the course. You will likely have to experiment and lower or heighten the default values shown here in order to get the best learning experience for your students :).
Medical vocabulary example
- Make a list of the words and the questions:
petechiae. What is the name for multiple small (less than 3 mm) hemorrhages ? ecchymosis. What is the name for multiple medium sized (larger than 3 mm) hemorrhages ? hematoma. What is the neame for a localized collection of blood outside the blood vessels ? hamartoma. What is the name of a benign developmental malformation, made of disorganized overgrowth of tissue in their normal location, that resemble a neoplasm but grows at the same rate as the surrounding tissue ? choristoma. What is the name of a benign developmental malformation, made of disorganized overgrowth of tissue in an abnormal location ?
- Proceed as in the Solar system example
- The above image shows a quiz where the second question does not have the 'Hint next correct character' button. We should fix this before the students start practicing this quiz.
Sentence memorization example
- Sometimes a student needs to memorize an exact sentence, paragraph, poem or article of the law.
- Here we can use hinting of whole words
- We will make one example with Isaac Asimov's first law of robotics:
A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
- The preg question must have the following settings:
- As before, you must check that the question in the quiz works as expected.
Matching the beginning of a large paragraph
Suppose you want your students to memorize the sonnet 43 by Elizabeth Barrett Browning:
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of Being and ideal Grace. I love thee to the level of everyday's Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight. I love thee freely, as men strive for Right; I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise. I love thee with the passion put to use In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith. I love thee with a love I seemed to lose With my lost saints,—I love thee with the breath, Smiles, tears, of all my life!—and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death.
- You can use the * wildcard in the answer box after the text that the student MUST quote correctly:
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways*
- As usual, you must check that your finished preg question actually performs as you intend befor making the quiz available for your students.