Test question type: Annotation

Idea created by feeney.linda on Jul 24, 2017
    Under review

    I have been struggling with getting my students to take the time to read source material with a critical eye. I would really like to get inside their thought processes as they read. In order for them to demonstrate their understanding, I would like them to highlight significant text and tell me why they believe it is significant.

    For example:

    1. This sentence is a statement of fact and a source is provided.

    2. This sentence is a statement of fact, but no source is provided.

    3. This sentence is a statement of opinion.

    4. This sentence is a statement of common knowledge

    5. This sentence/paragraph describes a problem.

    6. This sentence/paragraph describes a solution.

    7. This sentence/paragraph describes a stakeholder.


    I have looked at several web based tools for annotation, but they are very group oriented. I want each individual student to demonstrate that s/he can think for him/herself. I would really like to see a test question that allows me to provide the student with a body of text, allows the student to highlight text, and requires the student to provide a comment about why s/he has highlighted the text. Two alternatives -- the student could pick from a list for machine grading or the student could write a short response that is manually graded by the instructor.


    A question type like this could be built on the new code that will be replacing Crocodoc.

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