Carlos Nazareno object404 at
Sun Jan 11 22:35:08 EST 2009

> Since when is more equipment then a pencil and a sheet of paper
> necessary for a school quiz??

When they are not available.

I've thought of a good method to do quizzes and eliminate cheating at
the same time:

- For tests like multiple choice/true or false
- Browser-based frontend where exam is served
- Backend (PHP/MySQL?) serves randomized questions and answers to
render typical cheating methods obsolete.
- Have time limit for students to answer quiz, after which session will time out
- Saves teacher time on having to manually check test papers
- Scales all the way up to college level
- Can be used for entrance tests and other large-scale exams
- Platform independent, thus making any work we do on this
forward-compatible and usable by practically everyone who has a
net-enabled computer
- Can be used by mobile phones that have web browsers
- Can be used for remote testing of learning

- I'd also like to see more work done on a method to easily bundle
Gnash or HTML-based/Browser applications as stand-alone activities, or
at least launch the browser with the wrapped activity loaded upon
- Using a local daemon or service of some sort, the method I
previously outlined can also be used here for "standalone" mode of the
tests. This way, the learner can also practice with them and learn
outside of class hours.
- consider a system with multiple correct answers/alternate phrasing
of correct answers is also used (but serve only 1 "tagged as correct"
answer per multiple-choice question) to better test learning of
concepts. This way, student will be less prone to the weakness of rote

Your thoughts, guys?

All the best,


Carlos Nazareno
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