Speaker's Abstract Title
StudentQuiz – Empowering Students
Dr. FRANK KOCH
Eastern Switzerland University
of Applied Sciences
Review questions are important for students preparing for examinations. However, it is hard for teachers to provide all the needed questions for many self-assessments and exams. This prompted the University of Applied Sciences Eastern Switzerland to develop the Moodle plugin StudentQuiz, which now enables students to create their own question pools within Moodle. From these pools, students can configure customized quizzes. While working through the quizzes, they improve the quality of questions by rating and commenting. Teachers might facilitate this process by approving or disapproving questions. StudentQuiz measures the difficulty of each question and ranks students based on their contribution and performance within the quizzes. A personal learning assistance displays the individual progress and compares it with the community average. The created questions become part of the Moodle question bank and can be used in standard Moodle quizzes.
In January 2021, Moodle Founder and CEO Martin Dougiamas said: “Moodle was developed with a commitment to pedagogy and social constructionist principles – we congratulate on the award winning StudentQuiz plugin and its contribution to fostering student engagement and collaborative learning. It is an example of one of the greatest strengths of Moodle, and that is the community that has grown around the project.”
The presentation demonstrates the collaborative usage of StudentQuiz and shares practical experiences.