Showing Basic Progress In A "Modular Quiz Design" (Source File Included)

Nov 28, 2015

This Storyline 2 example demonstrates the means to show progress in a "modular quiz design" by using variables and triggers for "jumps" to new slides. When you view the demo (by clicking on the image above), you can see how simple feedback indicates progress when a learner gets a quiz item right or wrong. Indicating progress is simple, effective, and important because self-monitoring promotes learning. 

This "modular quiz" is worthy of notice as a way to save hours of time creating quiz items. How? Notice that the quiz module is made up of 9 quiz items that allow structured repetition with the means to "reword" quiz items to encourage and reinforce learning whenever a learner makes a mistake. This modular structure concept is based on "self-programming" instructional books published decades before the Internet; you could find the answer to every quiz item by searching for the numbered reference... on a separate page; the quiz answers were scattered across the book. That same system is distilled here to maximize learning opportunities... at minimal production cost... because the structured responses allow for "fallback"; that is, learners get depth, focus, and reinforcement without the need for extensive banks of quiz items. So, this "old school" approach can save you, the developer of online assessment, a great deal of time. 

In the included source file, you will find the use of variables and triggers to jump to other slides. You can adapt this simple instructional design of a "modular quiz" by including your own variety of quiz items; that element of variety usually encourages engagement and adds significant interest in learning interactions.

You are welcome to modify the source file.


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