Instructional Design Quizzes

Formative vs. summative? Pedagogy vs. andragogy? Formal vs. informal? Flipped classrooms? Bloom vs. Gagne vs. Werner? Huh?!?

When you’re first getting started in e-learning, it’s easy to be confused — and daunted — by the terms floating around the online training industry. It’s hard to sift through the theories, styles, and expert opinions to get to the heart of what you really need to know.

In a recent e-learning challenge, you guys shared some amazing instructional design activities. Topics included everything from general models, theories, and concepts. Wouldn’t it be nice to know if your fellow community members learned anything from the activities you designed? Sounds like a great challenge!

Challenge of the week

This week your challenge is to create a quiz that tests learners on an instructional design principle, model, researcher, or theorist.

You can create any type of quiz you like. Go with the timeless multiple choice or true-false questions, or create something more playful using a custom quiz. You can make the quiz as simple or challenging as you like… Just keep it fair and practical.

Keep in mind the objective is to reinforce basic instructional design principles using interactive quizzes. It’s more about the content this week.

Ideas for quizzes

  • Instructional design myths - What are some common myths in our industry? Present learners with a myth or fact and ask them to identify whether it’s fact or fiction.
  • Terms and definitions - These are always easy to create and there’s no shortage of instructional design terms.
  • Instructional methods - Present your learners with a scenario and challenge them to select the appropriate instructional methods.
  • ADDIE - Create your quiz around ADDIE or a specific phase

Tools

You can use Articulate Storyline, Articulate Studio, or PowerPoint to build your instructional design quiz.

Resources

Here are some resources you can use for your quiz. If you have a favorite resource that you’d like to share, please feel free to share in the comments section.

Instructional design

Creating quizzes

Examples of quizzes

Last week’s challenge

Before you put your skills to the test in this week’s challenge, take a look at the e-learning interviews your fellow community members recorded in last week’s podcast challenge:

More about the e-learning  challenges:

The weekly challenges are ongoing opportunities to learn, share, and build your e-learning portfolios. You can jump into any or all of the previous challenges anytime you want. We’ll feature your work and provide feedback if you request it.

Wishing you a quiztastic week, E-Learning Heroes!

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