is a separate learning object in Skilling. Once you've made one, you can drop it into a lesson, wherever you like. Here's an author inserting an
You give each
a unique internal name. That lets you refer to it in as many lessons as you want. The same for FiBs:
You probably want to use each question a few times, to reactivate the LTM connections.
A question. Does Skilling collect
question results, and give grades?
Not by itself. Skilling records students' answers to MCQs. However, the data is meant to be used for improving courses, and the reports that show
responses reflect that.
Skilling is designed for skills courses, like programming and web app design, where students learn to make things. Exams in those courses have required students to, well, make something, in a limited time. Skilling is just fine for running exams like that.
But isn't memorization important for learning skills?
Yes, it is! The cognitive load of recalling rote information from LTM is close to zero. It takes up no working memory, and working memory is a key constraint on human problem solving. One thing that differentiates experts from novices is that experts have memorized responses to many different situations. Advanced problem solving is memory in disguise, to some extent.
OK, so if I want to give a multiple-choice quiz, can I?
Sure. Skilling runs on top of Drupal, open-source software used in many universities. Use Drupal's Webform module to make quizzes. Skilling has a special tag that will let you insert Webform objects into Skilling lessons.
You can run quizzes outside Skilling, too. There's lots of quiz software out there. Moodle, for example, has a quiz feature.