Online Quiz Formats: Do They Matter?

Use of online quizzing continues to grow. If taken online, quizzes don't consume valuable class time. Grading occurs automatically and doesn't consume valuable teacher time. Students get feedback immediately. The technology also offers a variety of format options. But do we know anything about how these various quiz formats affect learning? We don't know much and so far the research offers an array of mixed results. But a recent study finds that format does make a difference.

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