Digital assessment has many advantages over paper-based assessment, one of which is the use of different question types to clarify knowledge. A good example is the multiple hotspot question. But what exactly is this question and what are its advantages, disadvantages and tips? Read on!
A multiple hotspot question is a closed digital question type that consists of a picture or diagram in which the candidate must select one or more hotspots to answer the question correctly. A hotspot is a specific area of the image that the candidate must click on to give the correct answer. Correctly identifying the correct hotspots requires a deeper understanding of the subject matter. This makes this question type an excellent way to test the candidate’s critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
The difference between a single and multiple hotspot question is obvious. With the single hotspot question, the candidate only has the option to click one answer option within the image. The multiple question type offers several answer options.
There are a number of unique features and benefits when using a multiple hotspot question:
There are, of course, some disadvantages to using a trailing question in an exam. Some disadvantages are as follows:
The multiple hotspot question has become indispensable in some digital assessments. Thanks to this type of question you can retrieve certain knowledge in a very specific way. However, not every subject lends itself to this type of question, so always be critical in the choices you make regarding the type of question. Want to know more about this? Optimum Assessment is your partner in digital assessment! We offer a package of support services that help you create the ultimate assessment experience.
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