Abstract—ICE is a virtual learning environment developed
based on Moodle and currently heavily applied at Xi’an
Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU). ICE is found to be an
effective tool to enhance the teaching and learning experiences
for both teachers and students. In this paper, we propose to
introduce online quizzes on ICE into the lab-based teaching to
address three existing issues in current lab-based teaching
practices. These issues include a lack of initiative for lab
preparation for students, missing out key information during the
lab-teaching process, and insufficient support for lab instructors
on planning the lab contents based on students’ understanding
on key theoretical concepts. We expect that the online quizzes
based on ICE will motivate students, reinforce their knowledge
basis to conduct the lab experiments and facilitate lab
instructors to make a better lab teaching plan according to
students’ understanding on the lab contents. Further evidences
are yet to be found to understand the benefits of the designed
Index Terms—Moodle, ICE, online quizzes, lab-based teaching.
The authors are with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong–Liverpool University, China (e-mail: Cheng.Ying@xjtlu.edu.cn, Shaofeng.Lu@xjtlu.edu.cn, Yang.Du@xjtlu.edu.cn, email@example.com).
Cite: Ying Cheng, Shaofeng Lu, Yang Du, and Gee Lim, "Introducing Online Quizzes into Lab-Based Teaching in University," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 7, no. 8, pp. 571-574, 2017.