Are Your Quizzes Limiting Learning?

quiz-picA key component to any elearning program is quizzing users within and at the end of the content. For the continuing education unit industry, this is a critical component. As such, it is important that your quizzing mechanism is of the highest standard.

In the past, many people have settled for the standard multiple choice and true or false questions.  Nothing wrong with this, but it is quite limiting at times. Even worse though is when these quizzes only allow for text questions and answers.

At one point in time, this would be perfectly acceptable. However, today’s generations are accustomed to robust quizzes coupled with their online learning.

For example, with today’s technology, there is no reason why the quiz you use shouldn’t accept images in both the questions and answers.  Same can be said with video. If your quiz doesn’t accept videos in the questions and answers, then you are missing a rather large opportunity to reinforce learning.

In fact, it is this very fact that we have ensured the LearnDash integrated advanced quiz allows for this functionality.

Promoting learning retention for online courses can be a struggle. As such, it is important to get your users thinking about the content in different ways – and one way to do so is to create dynamic, multimedia supported quizzes.

Let’s take a language teaching course as an example. The complexities of language acquisition requires a varied approach in order to enhance the learning experience. It needs a combination of visual and audio queues.  If your quizzing feature cannot support audio, then there is a tremendous gap in your training program.

No matter what you use to create your courses, don’t limit your learning by choosing a solution that doesn’t have modern quizzing functionality. All major media formats should be supported, in both questions and in answer choices – it’s an expectation today.

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Justin Ferriman is the co-founder and CEO of LearnDash, the WordPress LMS trusted by the world's leading organizations, such as the University of Michigan, Digital Marketer, WPEngine, and Infusionsoft. Justin has made a career as an elearning consultant where he has implemented large-scale training programs for Fortune 500 companies. Twitter | LinkedIn

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