Didactical design of interactive exercises
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|Here you can find some examples and detailed information about the following types of interactive exercises:
Drag & Drop;
Short Answer Quiz.
In Module D you can find more information about tools that help you to create these kind of exercises.
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Here you can find out about:
different types of exercises;
how to distinguish between good and bad exercises;
how to choose a suitable type of exercise for a specific purpose;
how to design a good interactive exercise.
If you want to create interactive exercises have a look at Module D to find out more about which tools to use best.
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This unit gives a general overview on the didactical design of interactive exercises.
When creating a Multiple Choice exercise it is important to be clear about the aim of the exercise. Try to find good distractors and give instructive feedback.
Multiple Select Questions are similar to Multiple Choice exercises; however, they allow more than one correct answer which might create difficulties in grading.
When making a Cloze Exercise (Gap-filling Exercise) in which you want to promote students' reading strategies, it is important to know what words to omit. Pay attention to the qualities of the words you work with (nouns, adjectives, verbs etc.). Do not delete too many words.
Drag & Drop Exercise is a very good tool for studying vocabulary.
Jumbled Sentences is a simple exercise which allows you to practise syntax.
In a Short Answer Quiz the answer, which has to be entered into a given text-area, should be precise so that it can be corrected automatically.
Check Module D to know which tool best to use for each type of exercise.