As part of a course on instructional design, I had to review a video from HRDNZ on "Moodle Quiz Questions". I loved the New Zealand accent, but the automated Close Captions system had difficulty understanding what they were saying. For example "False" comes out as "Fells". ;-)
the video and sound were very clear and well structured. But it all
whizzed past a bit quickly for me to keep up with. The background music
is so loud that it may create difficulties for those with a hearing
impairment. Also it was a little lacking in context, in that I was not
sure what sort of students this was for, if it was part of a course and
if there is a workbook somewhere. That might be on the title screen but
it whizzed past so quickly I could not read it.
Obviously as this is a video it will not be suitable for those who can't see (or do not have enough bandwidth to get the video).
One problem I have with such instructional videos is that they tell
you how to do something (in this case create a quiz) but not why.
In Australian universities, the use of multiple choice tests is treated
with suspicion, being seen as something which can only test very basic
skills and which the students can easy cheat at. Before this how video, there would need to be one on why it is a good idea.
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