Online tests and simulations

A huge range of possibilities from simple multiple-choice tests to complex interactive simulations set up in virtual worlds.

Pros: Particularly suitable for distance learners already doing their courses online. Flexible and easy to administer (if set up correctly). Can test many different topics and ILOs.

Cons: Assumes reliable access to relevant hard- and software and suitable internet connection. Depending on complexity of task, can be very time-consuming to set up. Assumes (usually) that students can type – particularly an issue for time-limited, text based exercises.

Workload guide

Preparation time High Student workload Medium Marking time Medium


Guide to time involved in preparation, marking, and student workload:  Low Low  Medium Medium  High High

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