Journal of Entrepreneurship Education (Print ISSN: 1098-8394; Online ISSN: 1528-2651)


The Organization of the Test Control of Students' Knowledge in a Virtual Learning Environment Moodle

Author(s): Vaganova OI, Smirnova ZV, Mukhina MV, Kutepov MM, Kutepova LI, Chernysheva TL

The present study aims to present the principals of Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment (MOODLE) and to discuss the possibilities of MOODLE virtual learning environment in the organization of the test control. It describes the development technology of test items, which includes the types of multiple-choice, alternative question, numeric question, computational, inserted question, compliance question, short answer and essay. It highlights the advantages of the organization of the test control in MOODLE: Objectivity, democracy, mass character and brevity. This paper identifies the possibilities of computer-based testing for instance its use in distance education as well as in full-time education setting. It should be noted the simple and convenient web-based interface as well as the fact that the design is built on a modular scheme and, if desired, can easily be changed. Students can edit personal records where the report on user entry to the system is available. The reasoning of the possibilities of organization of the test control of students’ knowledge is discussed in MOODLE as a virtual learning environment. The methodological basis is the activity approach. The proposed forms and types of the control of students’ knowledge in a virtual learning environment MOODLE are analytically valid. The findings and experience in the implementation of assessment tools can be used in institutions implementing e-learning in a virtual learning environment MOODLE.