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These assessments are intended to be used as a form of reflective learning as well as preparing students for online assessment in general.

They can be administered as one large assessments using the “full” version.

This can be quite time intensive particularly if a full review is intended.

Because of this each assessment has been split into Part One and Part Two and Part Three which can be administered separately with more emphasis on the review process.

Students should bring a set of earphones and have them available for reviewing the assessment.

Note: the full version has no video review capability.

There are no traditional multiple choice questions in these assessments.

Each question is worth one mark unless stated otherwise.

Students cannot move to previous questions during the assessment but are free to do so during the review process.


Students must give an answer for a question to move forward.

When students finish the assessment they can press the review button which will allow them to see their answer for each question as well as the accepted correct answer.

They can then press the explain button which shows them an explanation of the concept(s) tested. When pressing the More… button (only available in Parts One, Two and Three i.e. not the full version) a short video on YouTube or Vimeo dealing with the concept tested is shown.

Some questions are divided into sequences and students can only move on to the next part of the sequence if they answer the previous part correctly. An incorrect answer will move them on to the next question following the sequence. This will of course affect their final score.

Each sequence, when answered correctly, can be viewed as a paragraph answer to the question.

When reviewing the assessment students will be shown which question(s) from a sequence they didn’t answer. (Note: this can give the assessor an idea where the student’s shortcomings are.)

The assessment does not finish until every student has reviewed his/her answers.

In two or three weeks’ time the students can then be given the assessment again in class or asked to do it from home and hopefully their marks and understanding will improve. Similarly once Parts One, Two and Three have been completed in class the students can be given the full assessment is a final test.

 

For help with uploading these assessments to Moodle please press here:

 

Please check out the accompanying sufficiency statements and scoring guide for each assessment.

 

These assessments should work on most devices.

They are fully HTML 5 compatible and should play on android devices as well as devices with iOS (e.g. iPads).

Nevertheless they are fairly resource intensive and a laptop or PC may be preferable.

They have been optimised for Moodle but can be used on other SCORM or Tin Can capable Learning Management Systems.

Marks are recorded on the LMS and there is additional information available for each question answered e.g. time taken to answer and so on. (Click on the student’s mark in Moodle).

There is a PDF file available with each assessment. This is a fully working version of the assessment (requires the Adobe Flash player as well as Adobe Reader version 9 or higher). This can be used to review the assessment with the students in class without having to log onto Moodle.

I am making these assessments available to all teachers of economics free of charge.

 

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Please check out the Economists tab on the menu for a useful resource suitable for senior students. 

Tom Neumann