Martin Langhoff martin.langhoff at
Sun Jan 11 23:05:33 EST 2009

On Sun, Jan 11, 2009 at 10:35 PM, Carlos Nazareno <object404 at> wrote:
> I've thought of a good method to do quizzes and eliminate cheating at
> the same time:

Moodle's mod/quiz can do most (all?) of that. And

 - kids cheat anyway (check in the forums for teachers
discussing the cheats...)

 - you can only ask really limited questions in a quiz


the real lesson, and this comes from working for a long time in an
education community that uses quizzes lots, is to not take online
(simplistic!) quizzes too seriously (in other words, mix several
evaluation methods to see if kids understand), and to know that
cheating is possible, just like with paper exams.

it's not a technology problem, it's a challenge in the social and
pedagogical space...



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