Pre-tests are a common learning strategy designed to access learners’ prior knowledge and skills. Pre-tests taken at the beginning of the course and can be used to tailor content by allowing learners to skip over material they already know.
Based on the pre-test results, learners can:
- Skip over an entire lesson
- Jump to a specific point within a lesson
- Take a custom learning path with only content they didn’t pass in the pre-test
We don’t see pre-tests used a lot in corporate e-learning either because they're unnecessary or more work than they're worth. Regardless of why they're not used, pre-tests are something course designers should know how to develop. And that’s what this week’s challenge is all about!
Challenge of the Week
This week, your challenge is to share an example of pre-tests and how they can be used to customize or personalize content for the learner.
This week’s challenge is more advanced that normal. You’ll need to work with variables to evaluate the pre-test results. Don’t hesitate to ask for help if you get stuck or want someone to review your files.
Extra credit: Please share your source files if possible. This is a tougher topic but it’s one that also generates a lot of interest. Sharing source files is never required to participate in the challenges. And most times we get more than enough examples. I’m only mentioning it this week because of the topic.
Last Week’s Challenge:
Before you test your advanced Storyline skills in this week’s challenge, take a look at the slide-tastic examples your fellow community members shared in last week’s slider challenge:
Wishing you a great week, E-Learning Heroes!
New to the E-Learning Challenges?
The weekly e-learning 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. I’ll update the recap posts to include your demos.