QUESTOURnament activity for Moodle
Escrito por ITAST research group   
Monday, 05 de January de 2009
ESP
El módulo QUESTOURnament permite a los maestros configurar entornos de tanto individuales como de grupo de trabajo donde se ponen en marcha una serie de desafíos intelectuales por los profesores con el fin de ser resueltos por los estudiantes de manera de tiempo limitado. Los desafíos pueden ser también presentados, y las respuestas correspondientes pre-evaluados por los estudiantes, en cuyo caso, el profesor debe aprobar el desafío que se presenta al resto de los estudiantes. En este caso, el estudiante será recompensado en función de la calidad de su / su trabajo, incluyendo la adecuación del reto propuesto y la evaluación de las respuestas presentadas por los otros estudiantes al reto propuesto por él / ella. QUESTOURnament makes use of a variable scoring system (please see Figure 1). Since the time when a challenge is created until the end of the process, the challenge goes through different phases as presented in Figure 2:

-          Stationary phase: score remains as proposed by the teacher during a period of time to allow students to understand and to take in the task.

-          Inflationary phase: score grows to adjust the reward to the difficulty level of the challenge. It is assumed that a lack of correct answers means that the difficulty is higher than the reward.

-          Deflationary phase: once a challenge is correctly answered, the score starts decreasing so that the student who is the first to answer gets the maximum score.


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Figure 1. View of the QUESTOURnament module, where the variable scoring system is presented

 
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Figure 2. Phases of the life-cycle of a challenge

On the other hand, challenges can be on a set of states as follows:

-          Approval pending: the challenge has been proposed by a student but a teacher has not approved it yet.

-          Start pending: each challenge has a start date and an end date. Answers can be received only during the intermediate period. Besides, before the start date, only who proposed the challenge and/or the teacher can access it.

-          In progress: the challenge is fully active, answers are received and scoring is varying.

-          Closed: time to answer is over, and no more answers are allowed. Students can read all submissions.

As a result, the QUESTOURnament module is a dynamic and changing environment in which the students are content generators and participate in the learning process in an active way.

 
Modificado el ( Friday, 27 de January de 2012 )