In a traditional learning environment, assessments meant a question sheet where learners had to write their answers and submit them to the teacher for evaluation. However, today, in the digital learning environment, there are a variety of assessment techniques to test the learner’s knowledge and also keep them engaged in the learning process.
Various techniques such as multiple-choice questions, fill in the blanks etc. were used even in a paper-based assessment model. But now, students get to view a digital version of the same, along with new and improved assessment methods.
In this blog post, we’re going to walk you through the types of assessment techniques that the KITABOO platform offers. KITABOO is a digital publishing platform used by publishers, educational institutions, and enterprises to create and distribute learning content. The tool allows you to embed different types of assessments so as to test your learners’ knowledge and retention capacity.
Here are the 8 types of assessment techniques in KITABOO-
1. Match the pairs
In this type of assessment, learners are required to match two similar sets of data. It allows learners to determine an association, link, or connection between similar concepts. The two sets of data are arranged in Column A and Column B.
The learners have to identify that relationship and match items in Column A to similar items in Column B. These match exercises can include text-only data, image-only data or a mix of text and images.
If you want to add variety to your existing assessment techniques, matching exercises are a good option. These are important to evaluate a learner’s ability to recall and recognize things.
2. Image labeling
This is another interactive assessment technique used by KITABOO. In this method, users are given an image, followed by multiple labels.
All they need to do is drag and drop the labels to the right part of the image. For example, an image of a machine or the human anatomy would be given, and learners have to drag the correct labels to identify different parts of the image.
This is a highly visual learning method that you must incorporate to make the learning and assessment process more fun, engaging, and useful.
3. Fill in the blanks
The traditional fill in the blank question set provides students with a blank space to fill in their answers. KITABOO lets you add this question type in your assessment.
However, apart from the traditional method, the platform also provides you the option to add a dropdown, from which learners can select the right answer. Alternatively, you can also provide a drag and drop option, from where learners can drag the correct answer and drop in the blank space.
4. Multiple choice questions
This is a common eLearning assessment technique used by many authoring tools where users are presented with different viable alternatives to choose from. The learners must apply their knowledge to choose the correct option.
KITABOO enables you to add text, videos, audio, or images as the multiple choices in this assessment technique. You can also enable the Single Select or Multiple Select options, so that learners can either select a single answer or multiple answers from the choices given.
In this assessment technique, learners need to spot errors in the content and write the correct text against it. Not only does it help measure the ability to recall but also analyze the right usage of text.
For instance, in the sentence Online education has revolutionized a way we learn, the incorrect word is ‘a’, which should be replaced with ‘the.’
‘Correction’ is surely a great technique for learners to not only analyze the potential errors but also recall the right term that should be used instead.
Another popular assessment technique by KITABOO, the sorting method is essentially a drag and drop method. Users are presented with a list of questions, along with a list of answers.
Learners are expected to drag the correct answer to the appropriate question.
7. Word search
Based on the questions asked in this type of assessment, learners have to find the right answers from a crossword-like puzzle. Not only does this method increase the knowledge base of learners, but it also boosts their mood since it’s appealing and gratifying.
Once they find each piece of the puzzle, learners feel a sense of accomplishment. This is one of the best eLearning assessment techniques that allow learners to think strategically and put their cognitive ability to the test.
In this assessment technique, the learner has to simply highlight the incorrect word from the statement. Unlike the Correction method, where users had to strike out the wrong word and write the correct one beside it; Highlighter expects learners to just click and highlight the incorrect word.
KITABOO also enables you to provide 4 different types of feedback after each assessment.
- Generic feedback – Learners can view a message that says Correct Answer/ Incorrect Answer
- Individual feedback – Learners can view detailed feedback about each answer. For instance, if an answer is incorrect, there will be an explanation as to why it’s incorrect. Similarly, if an answer is correct, then there could be additional information supporting the answer
- Reset – Learners are provided with the option to reset the question and attempt again
- Show Me – Learners can click on a Show Me button and view if the answer given is correct or incorrect
KITABOO’s assessment types are well-suited to judge the learner’s knowledge. You can group all the different assessments and create an interactive question set for learners to solve. Publishers can use these assessments to help educational institutions gauge students’ knowledge. These interactive online assessments help learners to identify areas of improvement and meet their learning objectives.
If you want to know more about KITABOO and its various interactive features, get in touch with us.
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