Those were the days.

Those were the days.

My first car was a 1990 Ford Bronco.  4 inch lift, 31×10.5’s and working air conditioning. Minus a few rust spots, it was a pretty sweet ride for a young kid.  The one major problem was that the speedometer didn’t work.  I had a general idea how fast I was going based on the sound of the engine, and my surroundings, but if a cop was around, forget it. After a few tickets, I would usually pick the slowest moving car I could see, and make sure it was gaining ground on me.  I wasted a lot of time being over cautious because I didn’t know if I was breaking the law or not.

In a similar way, your learners can waste a lot of time if they don’t know how they are doing.  The quizzes in your course communicate to your learner what the important information is, and how well they are retaining it. If you simply have one quiz at the end of the course, your learner has to go a long time without checking their mental progress. Maybe they are going too fast and not retaining anything. Perhaps they are moving too slow, and trying memorizing every little bit of information.

However, if you put multiple quizzes throughout your course, your learners will be able to know if they need to slow down to improve retention, or if they can move along a little faster to the next lesson.

If I would have had a working speedometer, I would have saved a lot of money in tickets, and a lot of time not driving so slowly. I could have glanced down every once in a while to check my speed. If your learners have multiple quizzes in the course, they can save a lot of time (and time equals money) being able to check their retention level, and adjust their pace accordingly.

Keep making great stuff,

Brother Zach

Here are a few sample quiz templates:

elearning quiz elearning quizzes

quiz templates

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