Methodology for the Elaboration of Quizzes using Propositional Logic Calculus in an E-Learning Environment

Methodology for the Elaboration of Quizzes using Propositional Logic Calculus in an E-Learning Environment

Maria Vargas-Vera (Adolfo Ibanez University, Vinia del Mar, Chile)
Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 12
DOI: 10.4018/IJKSR.2016100106
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Abstract

This paper introduces the use of propositional logic calculus in the elaboration of educational quizzes to assess the level understanding of students in a specific theme of their courses. The technique introduced in this paper goes beyond multiple-choice quizzes. The technique requires several steps like a) to give a phrase, b) to re-order words of the given phrase in order to form a propositional logic formula, c) to make use of background knowledge for performing substitutions, d) to answer questions from one of the person in the team, e) to change synonyms/antonyms (if this is feasible), f) to perform actions in order to give value to both or at least one operand of the logic formula and g) to conclude the final answer of the logic formula (true or false) depending of the logic values of the operands in the logic formula. As a working example, the author shows a quiz for universal history, however, the same technique could be used to assess students in different courses.
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This section is presented by showing two streams of related work. Firstly, it shows the assessment of students using different kind of test and secondly, it presents a brief overview of propositional logic calculus.

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