Distractors for Drag the Words
I would like to ask for a new feature in Drag the Words. Please let’s discuss how useful it might be and what might be important to consider when implementing it.
MCQs are widely used in examinations and exercises for language learners. The quality of MCQs depends not only on the question and choice of blank, but also on the choice of distractors, i.e., incorrect answers. Distractors, which could be phrases or single words, are incorrect answers that distract students from the correct ones.
Drag the Words is great for creating multiple choice clozes (MCQs) that offer items for being recognized instead of just presenting blanks as in Fill in the Blanks that require a recall. Yet, there is a gap between the difficulty of recognizing the correct solution (Drag the Words) and of coming up with the correct solution (Fill in the Blanks). In order to fill the gap, this is my request:
As an author, I want to be able to add words that are listed as draggable options although they are not a solution in order to throw students off the scent.
Since MCQs are a general tool and can be used in many fields ranging from language learning to mathematics for students of virtually all ages, adding this feature would benefit a very large number of H5P users while it probably doesn’t make the content type harder to edit.
Dear H5P community, please add your thoughts! Maybe we can convince a developer to contribute the code.
p. s.: @BV: This is just for demonstration purposes how a feature request might look like. That feature has actually been created already :-D There is a pull request at https://github.com/h5p/h5p-drag-text/pull/51/