Clever design ideas for this situation?
Aug 19, 2011
I work for a medical association, and all of my courses are scenario based. I have SMEs that currently want to do this (in multiple choice format) to some questions within a course:
Question: What is the first step?
A- Incorrect. (Gives feedback then branches back to the question so that the user can try again.)
B-"Good choice! This is done. Please choose another response." (Branches back to the question so the user can try again, because in designing it I'm to indicate in quizmaker that this answer is incorrect.)
C- Correct. (Gives feedback then branches to the next slide in the course.)
D - Incorrect. (Gives feedback then branches back to the question so that the user can try again.)
I dont' like this at all because:
1. If B should or can be done before C, and the user selects C first, then he will just get the response of "correct" and never know that he should or could have selected B first. Furthermore, C isn't the correct first step if B could or should be done before C.
2. It's clunky and confusing.
A clear solution here would be to break this out to two questions: what is the first step, and what is the second step. That's more work on the part of the SMEs, however, because then they would need to come up with distractors for essentially another question.
I could do a sequence drag and drop or a sequence drop down, but since two of the answers are completely wrong (and thus their answers would be identical) that won't work.
Anyone have any clever or simple design ideas for this? I'd prefer to keep these questions in quizmaker because all of the other questions within this course are in quizmaker, but I'd be perfectly happy with a presenter solution.
I imagine that if I can come up with a good solution here, it would be very useful in future courses as well.
Many thanks and sorry for making your brains work so hard on a Friday.