トーマス ゲッツ   Thomas H. GOETZ
  トーマス ゲッツ
   所属   北星学園大学  社会福祉学部 共通科目・言語教育・教職部門
   職種   教授
言語種別 英語
発行・発表の年月 2018/03
形態種別 査読のない論文
標題 Readiness quizzes for a moodle environment
執筆形態 単著
掲載区分国内
巻・号・頁 (55),pp.127-136
概要 Moodle has been in use at a university in Japan over the last five years. Its purpose has been to assist first-year language learners to have more frequent contact with the salient material. It was noticed that student and teacher participation waned within a program of nearly 600 students and 20 instructors. Subsequently, reports of some students “harvesting” answers from preparation and review quizzes seemed to have a cheapening effect on the overall intent. This article sets off to ask the question, what constitutes genuine cheating and where one can delineate the separation between a preferred learning style and cheating, report about the introduction of unit tests, and introduce readiness quizzes at the beginning of the academic year to reinforce syllabus goals. It is hoped that students will apply themselves to moodle on more of a weekly rather than a monthly or less frequent basis and that teachers will track student progress with greater regularity. Movement to these two ends needs to happen if compliance to curricular goals is to be met more fully. Findings indicate that Readiness Quizzes can perform effectively in keeping students informed and on schedule with curricular expectations.