on-line course

Since this teaching semester is 100% on-line in Paris Dauphine for the third year students, I started last Monday to teach my statistical modelling course from my office on my computer. Using a Teams connection with the 180⁺ students,  sharing my slides or my webcam with them, and writing on a Huion drawing tablet to write on the pdf slides (or on Teams whiteboard). I found the most convenient way to write on the slides was via Xournalpp. From my end of the exchange, the class went on rather smoothly, with students interacting about the practical and contents of the course. As I have also recorded my lectures (in August), and hope the students to first go through the recordings, I will see next time how much effort they have put into assimilating the material, as the on-line class will mostly concentrate on questions and applications. I also hope to have a quick multiple choice question at the end (or beginning?) of each class, but am still fishing for an interface that would (a) handle LaTeX or MathJax (b) shuffle questions from a pool of questions so that each student gets a different question (or thinks so) and (c) store the outcome of the test. Any suggestion welcome!

9 Responses to “on-line course”

  1. Try out the exams package in R. It can do all the things you want and more.

  2. Cournede Paul-Henry Says:

    Hello Christian,

    In CentraleSupélec, we use the Edunao service. It has the functionalities you expect for multiple choice questions.
    Eduano is an “institutional” version, but it is based on the Moodle platform which is open source. It has a very large number of features and ad hoc packages (quiz activity, test activity…). The questions are stored in a question bank. You can mix questions, mix answers, … And it keeps the students’ answers for automatic grading.

    https://docs.moodle.org/39/en/Main_page

    Hope that helps !

    • Merci Paul-Henry, this sounds quite connected to my desiderata if the “random question” option can deliver a different random question for each student…

  3. Possibly you know about this already? http://www.r-exams.org/ Not sure whether it’s the sort of thing you are looking for.

    • Thanks David!, sound almost perfect except for the evaluation. I would need further an on-line front delivering the question(s) to each student and storing the outcome (correct or not) so that by the end of the semester I have the number of correct answers for each student.

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