The OU centre for STEM pedagogy
The Are You Ready for Your Studies Quizzes have recently been implemented to help students decide whether they are ready to study a module.
There are usually three parts to such quizzes, which have a varying number of questions. In Part 1 students are asked a few general questions about their previous experiences. In Part 2 students are asked more specific questions related to a set of learning outcomes. In Part 3 they are asked about how they found the test. After they are done students are given a score and a general impression of whether they are ready for the module.
The aim of this project is to evaluate the usefulness of such quizzes for the core Q67 level 2 modules. Are the quizzes really assessing the students’ readiness to start studying their level 2 modules? What impact have these quizzes had on the modules? The study will focus particularly on modules with low retention and/or students’ satisfaction such as M250, TT284 and M269. The project will investigate the success of such diagnostic quizzes, measures of success to be used are :
More specific aims are to: