Learning Design Challenge #12: Quizzing for Recall

Learning Design Challenge #12: Quizzing for Recall


Okay, let me say at the outset that I’m using the term “quiz” here in the very broadest sense, as a loose verb rather than as a noun that is commonly associated with formal education. In this sense, “quizzing” could occur in the kitchen, in a courtroom, or on a practice run before the Indy 500.

When I began working on a construction crew that framed houses back int he 70’s, I was “quizzed” daily. I was presented daily with opportunities that challenged me to recall necessary information or practices that had been explained to or demonstrated for me.

Today, we want to explore ideal models for helping people recall information that has been presented or explained to them. “What does your idea quizzing scenario look like?”

Again, this is flexible. Your model can be limited to the “quizzing,” or can include the entire sequence that leads up to and includes it.


Some questions you might want to think about include:

  1. What is your desired experience for this activity?
  2. Does it matter how the information being recalled is presented?
  3. Will your quizzing focus on information or activity?
  4. Is text an important part of your quizzing activity?
  5. What are some possible constraints for this design?

Design Constraints

Time to Design: <15 min.
Context: Varied
Number of Building Blocks Allowed: 4
Hashtag: #DailyLEM12
Design Challenge Guidelines

Suggested Solutions

Learning Design Challenge #12: Quizzing for Recall (Solution)

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