Designing a Quiz on Twitter for Self-assessment of Classroom Learning: A Technical Guide

Document Type : Special Report


1 Department of Physiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Deoghar, Jharkhand, India

2 Raiganj Government Medical College and Hospital, West Bengal, India


The use of the social media has increased over the recent years owing to the easy accessibility of smartphones and internet networks. Medical and paramedical students use smartphones both for their social activities and academic purposes. Twitter is a microblogging platform on the social media, where the users have a limited number of characters to express their thoughts. The use of hashtags (writing the word of interest followed by #) helps to find the topic of interest by the users. A closed group can also be created on Twitter for posting a message to like-minded users. Twitter poll is utilized to collect anonymous public opinion. The poll can be created with four response options. It has the potential to be used as multiple-choice questions (MCQ) or quizzes. Additionally, it can be employed for self-assessment purposes. However, the correct answer would be posted later by the teacher. As the use of the social media is increasing among students, a self-assessment quiz may further attract them to academic activities while surfing the internet. In this article, we described the technical details of how to design a quiz using a Twitter poll.


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