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ERIC Number: ED428681
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun
Pages: 7
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An Open-Ended, Short Answer, Text Question Tool: Improving Interactivity on the Web.
Kennedy, David M.; Eizenberg, Norm
This paper reports the results of a study of the development of an innovative learning element designed to be implemented in a computer-facilitated learning (CFL) module. The learning element is an open-ended, short answer, text question tool (TQT) designed to be used in World Wide Web-based courses or incorporated into hybrid Web/CD-ROM systems. The TQT object facilitates the development of extended question-and-answer problems which overcome the limitations of multiple choice question format. The TQT facilitates an iterative approach to developing student knowledge constructions. The examples provided in this paper relate to questions developed for the Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Melbourne (Australia). However, it is stressed that the TQT is applicable to many other academic disciplines with similar needs to develop student understanding of specific content domains. Topics addressed include functional aspects of the TQT, the TQT and student learning, and current development and evaluation. Three figures illustrate the structural view of the TQT, a functional view of the TQT object, and the prototype of the TQT; one table presents an example proforma for anatomy questions. (Author/DLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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