This tool provides individuals with opportunities to quiz themselves on levels of measurement in a game-like environment much like "Who Wants to be a Millionaire."
A PC, Mac, or Linux machine with internet and web browser support for Adobe FlashŒ¬.
Content Quality Concerns:
There does not seem to be any "rules" or directions for the game. When does the game end? The game has "Ask" buttons which allows students to ask "Instructor", "Class" and "Student". But its not clear who these buttons are really asking, and what the answers mean, and what the penalties are for asking for help (if any.)
Content Quality Strengths:
This is a fairly simple game that is intended to improve students' knowledge in a fun context. The game allows on-line competition against other students, which might be fun and motivating for some students. This is an excellent drill and practice game. It allows and encourages multiple attempts and has a large question pool to draw from.
Ease of Use Concerns:
The game looks like it will keep track of your scores once you register, but it actually doesn't. It exposes students to advertisements. There are no directions, and the rules are not obvious.
Ease of Use Strengths:
It is very easy to start and to play. The multiple choice format is familiar to all students. The gaming nature of it encourages multiple attempts and is fun. It's interactive, and the ability to compete with other students is attractive.
Potential Effectiveness Concerns:
The game itself provides no instruction or information. It does not provide any feedback for incorrect answers. The hints provided are not instructional, either.
Potential Effectiveness Strengths:
The level of understanding developed is relatively "low" in the sense of hierarchies of knowledge. This is strictly a knowledge-developing tool, not meant to develop deeper understanding or statistical thinking. The types of data in the questions are varied and come from real-life examples.
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Source Code Available:
Source Code Available
Intended User Role:
Free for All, Free for Nonprofits