Are you convinced that the Drillster method will help your organization or learning program take the next step? We will help you design perfect drills to ensure the best possible learning performance from students or employees!
“I always try to be creative in formulating questions. The better the questions, the more effective the drills!”
Making good instructional drill questions is certainly not rocket science. With our 10 drill design principles, we will help you get started designing perfect drills. These tips and tricks will have you making the best possible questions, based on educational design principles, and achieving an effective learning process and solidly anchored knowledge. Click the tiles below for further details and examples for each design principle.
Cut your learning material up into small chunks. Microlearning is effective and motivates learners →
Focus on information that people really need to remember. Use drills to anchor crucial knowledge →
Add a story to your drill. This will allow you to contextualize the sets of questions and give people relevant information →
Limit each question to one piece of information that people need to remember. Especially for adaptive learning, short and relevant questions are the most effective →
Drills are assessment-based: learning by answering questions and remembering feedback. Incorporate the message people need to remember in the answers →
Use the feedback option to explain answers. This will help people grasp and remember the material quickly →
Use different types of questions and answers, such as open-ended, multiple-choice, hotspot and sequence questions. Also use images, videos and audio clips →
When you ask about one and the same learning element in different ways, you will make sure the information is processed actively and, therefore, remembered better →
Set learning goals for drills and courses to make sure people brush up on time. Also add the latest information to keep your drills up to date. Check below to find out how it’s done →
Optimize learners' commitment by keeping them motivated. Communicate why drills are so important →
You are now ready to design your own drills! With these ten tips in mind, you can create the best drills in no time!
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