Over the last couple of years, our public interactive nursing quizzes have become very popular. I have avoided adding narration or background music because I haven't found any research evidence that this contributes to more effective learning. Also, adding audio increases the size of the files, takes longer to download and increases your bandwidth use.
However, I am now reconsidering the use of quiz narration for several specialized areas. These are in drugs / medications and anatomy. All professions have their own "languages". In the nursing profession, not knowing the terminology and language could have severe consequences. Intuitively, it seems to me that it is important that nurses "hear" the correct pronounciations of generic / brand drug names, diseases and body parts.
One of our many quizzes that we currently offer is called the Right Drug Quiz. This quiz consists of a series of scenarios that asks whether a particular drug is "right" for a patient with certain health problems. The drugs in this quiz are often confused with other similar sounding drugs. (In only 2 cases out of 341 completed quizzes, was the final quiz score an acceptable 100%; the average score was 65%! These results don't inspire a lot of confidence in me if I was in hospital on the receiving end of medications).
I have developed a narrated version of this quiz. Before I go ahead and develop the fully narrated Right Drug Quiz, I would like to hear about other people's experiences / successes / challenges with narrated quizzes. I would also like your feedback and suggestions on the prototype.