At Lutterworth College in Leicestershire the test tool in itslearning is used to improve the understanding of a subject through questioning. However, instead of having teachers making the tests, students create the tests and then test each other.
This technique really gets students thinking about the question as well as the answer. Students are usually given some past examination papers, and it is their job to create the online test. Once complete, the students activate their tests and allow the group to complete them.
Motivating and time-saving
Students really enjoy creating the tests and get the opportunity to complete and take many more tests than the teacher could create in the same amount of time.
For the teacher, the added benefits of this method is that they can take the best questions and keep them for other groups/years. It is very easy to build up a large bank of questions with very little work from the teacher.
Tue, June 22, 2010
by Yvonne Robberstad