Tuesday, December 2, 2008

India V Australia Test Cricket Quiz and FIFA 2006 World Cup quiz

Here's two quizzes for the sports trivia wizs.

FIFA 2006 World Cup


Inda V Australia Test Cricket Quiz

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Cricket Widgets and Quizzes

This is an example of the three ways you can embedded our quizzes using our widgets.
This is a quiz on the IPL Cricket tournament in India early this year.



<iframe src="http://www.mobilestudy.org/doquiz/1326/?widget_mode=iframe&amp;widget_size=small" height="300" width="580"></iframe>




<iframe src="http://www.mobilestudy.org/doquiz/1326/?widget_mode=iframe&amp;widget_size=small" height="300" width="390"></iframe>





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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Mobilestudy for Organizations

Mobilestudy for Organizations
We now allow the creation of groups on mobile study. An organizations, class or company can create a group to add users to. Quizzes created for that group are only viewable by users of that group.

For example:
Bob creates a group "Basketball Fans" and creates a series of quizzes on basketball. Bob then adds Sam and Jess to his group and now all three of them can do the quizzes.
No one outside Bob's group will be able to use the quizzes

You can register new groups at the below link
Mobilestudy for Organizations

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Brains, Trains and Mobiles. Press release.

Brains, Trains and Mobiles.

Pupils will now find studying on the move easier thanks to a new technology that brings revision quizzes directly to their mobile phones. Educators can create quizzes at mobilestudy.org, which gets converted to a mobile phone application that students can then download. So whether it be on a bus, train, tram or in a car students can now study in a convenient fashion for free.

These quizzes can either be accessed online or downloaded to a mobile phone (or any mobile device). Once on the mobile phone the quiz can be undertaken anywhere, regardless of mobile coverage. The phone application marks the quizzes, provides explanation for correct answer and allows the students to SMS back in their results.

The technology was developed by two software engineers in regional Victoria but has already been picked up internationally. A New Zealand University started trialing the quizzes this semester and students in Brazil have been using the quizzes on their daily bus rides to school. Mobilestudy was also one of the technologies listed at a World Bank seminar early this year on how to use technology in eduction in the developing world.

The inspiration for the technology stemmed from seeing students struggling to find space to read on public transport. With the ever increasing crowds on public transport putting pressure on personal space, moving the homework to a small hand held device makes study on public transport possible once more.

The convenience of a phone based quiz allows students to more efficiently use their time while traveling in crowded conditions in many cities around the world. Quizzes can be written in ten different languages with pages of complementary review material. In addition, incorrect questions can be retaken as many times as desired. This makes for a highly flexible and convenient technology to help students learn in the 21st century.



Monday, August 18, 2008

Tags

We've now added the ability to add tags (keywords) to a quiz and search by those tags. When you are viewing a quiz you can select "Edit Tags" which allows you to select from a list of tags or type in your own tags.

For example if you're creating a Maths quiz for yourself to revise or for students to learn from you can select the "Mathematics" tag.

You can use the search to find this quiz by topic. Change the search type from "Search Title/Intro" to "Search Tags" and entry "Mathematics" in the box to the right. And press the "Go" button.

You'll fine all the quizzes that have a "Mathematics" tag.

Thanks for everyone that's been creating quizzes. Feel free to drop us a line with any suggestions or questions.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Having pages of info within a quiz.

It's now possible to add pages of information to a quiz through the website (as well as through moodle).

If you add a question without answers it will be treated as a page of text, with the question text becoming the title and the explanation becoming the page's text.

This allows people to both revise information and then answer question on them.

Try it at mobilestudy.org

Monday, August 4, 2008

New Stuff for Moodle

Just a quick note for any Moodle users that may have missed the announcement of our latest update.

We've changed the module so it now allows 'Essay' and 'Description' question types. These question types will be displayed on the phone without prompting the user for an answer.

So you can present information in the quiz as well as questions.

For example you might present two pages of text followed by 5 questions, then 2 more pages of text followed by another section of 5 questions.

The latest version can be found at

http://mobilestudy.org/moodle/mobilequiz/
or
http://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?d=13&rid=1331

Thanks to Antonio for his help with some correction to the Spanish translation.

Whilst on the topic of translations, we well be translating the menu system to Swedish, Finnish and Norwegian soon. So stay tuned.

If you have any suggestions of new functionality, quiz ideas or requests for the website please feel free to leave a comment or contact us either here or at
mobilestudy.org

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Math and Geography quizzes

We have just finished making our math quiz page.

You can check it out at

math quizzes

If you have any requests for math quizzes just drop us a line or leave a comment and we'll see what we can do.

Also we have plans of making a Geography quiz page. The initial four quizzes on capital cities can be found here

Geography Quizzes

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Bits and pieces

We've added a few things to the site this week.

A FAQ to explain the ins and outs of using our site. There's a few ideas of how to use mobilestudy in your classroom.

We've added some Basic and Hard Math quizzes to help younger students brush up on their addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. We'll add some Algebra ones soon.
Math Quizzes

And lastly because the Tour De France is on and the Olympic is coming up we've added two quizzes to test your knowledge on them.

Olympics
Tour De France

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Widgets: Have your quiz embedded in your blog or webpage.

Come one, come all and try our new widgets. You can embed your quiz into a blog or home page now.

Try it:


Examples link

You can now quickly whip up a quiz using mobilestudy and let people sit it from within your on webpage.


Sunday, June 22, 2008

Quizzes with Images


We have now incorporated images into our quizzes. So feel free to give them a go or create your own.

Sample 1 Famous landmark quiz
Sample 2 Flags of the world quiz

Friday, June 20, 2008

FAQ

How much does it cost to download a quiz?
Whilst we don't charge anything for the quizzes, service providers will charge for the amount of data downloaded when downloading a quiz. A normal mobilestudy quiz is approximately 50 kb
so if your service provider is charging 1 cent a kilobyte you will incur a 50 cent expense on your mobile bill.

Please note:
  • A lot of phone plans these days include a certain amount of data download for free.
  • You can download the phone quiz to your computer then upload it to your phone via bluetooth or a data cable and completely avoid any cost to your cell/mobile phone bill.

The bluetooth option may be a very convenient way of getting the quiz onto students phones if they are concerned about data cost


Can I link to my quiz from another site?
You are more than welcome to link to your quizzes on our site from your own site. We would hope over time a teacher/lecturer might build up a collection of quizzes for a specific subject which all can be linked to from their subject's website. Alternatively you can just link to your mobilestudy homepage where your quizzes reside.


Tricks and tips with your quizzes

Here's some useful tips for getting the most out of mobile study quizzes (Try creating one now).

Tip 1: Trains, planes and automobiles.
One of the goals of mobilestudy.org is to make it easy for people to revise and learn on public transport. Teachers can take advantage of this by creating a MP3 lecture and setting a quiz based off it which can then be listen to and sat anytime.

The size of a mobile/cell phone overcomes a lot of the physical barriers normally faced when trying to study on the move.


Tip 2: Let the students create a quiz as a way to learn.
Creating a quiz about a subject gives students a unique perspective on how well they know the material. Coming up with questionsto cover the main areas of study can help refine their understanding and often highlights areas they know well and not so well. Providing the answers for multiple choice question gets them thinking about common mistakes people make and pitfalls to avoid.

Thinking about what order to ask the questions often helps them understand how concepts link together.

Tip 3: Create a group quiz
With younger children creating a quiz as a group can be a novel and fun way of getting them to share their knowledge and allows a teacher to gain an understanding of what they do and don't comprehend.

Older children may enjoy creating quizzes in smaller groups so they can try their quizzes out on other groups in their class.


Tip 4: Learn a second language.
Mobile study quizzes support multiple languages so it can be used as a language learning aid. Create the same quiz in a student's native language and then a second language and get them to sit them one after the other.

Tip 5: Math quizzes
Mobile quizzes are a great way for students to revise order of operation and basic algebra. Adding an explanation of the correct answer is especially useful with math based quizzes as it provide direct feedback. This is also a lot more convenient for the student as they don't have to keep flicking back and forth between pages to check their answers in the back of the text book.

Tip 6: Remote Students
The mobile study website and phone quizzes provide a unique way of getting students in remote location or studying by correspondence involved with their teachers and fellow class mates.

There are many ways to utilize mobilestudy in a classroom or for private study. If you find an effective way of studying with mobilestudy feel free to drop us a line or leave a comment.


Sunday, June 8, 2008

SMS your quiz results in

Adrian Nicolaiev made a suggestion to add the ability to send in the results of your quiz in via SMS. So after some late nights coding and testing we've just added Adrian's suggestion to our site.

People now have the ability to enter a mobile phone number when creating a quiz on the website, and people that sit that quiz can sms back the results from within the Quiz Application to the creator.

So thanks to Adrian, let us know what you think.

Also thanks to everyone else that's dropped us a line with feedback and suggestion.
We've got some more exciting updates coming up over the next 4-8 weeks. So stay tuned.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Install quiz midlets using QR Codes

There's now a new and easier way to install mobile quiz midlets onto your phone at www.mobilestudy.org

You simply scan the QR Code, and your phone will launch its web browser and take you directly to the quiz download page.

Here's what to do:
  • Ensure your phone has software that can read QR Codes (eg neoreader).
  • Goto the 'Install to Phone' page for the quiz you want to install.
  • Click the QR Code link to display the QR Code.
  • Scan the QR Code matrix with your phone.
  • The quiz download page will be displayed. Simply select download and follow the prompts.

What is a QR Code. A QR Code is a two dimensional barcode that can store various type of information, including URLs. More information can be found on the QR Code page on Wikipedia.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Share your quizzes using SMS

We've added a new feature to allow you to share and download your quizzes using SMS*.

Here's how to do it:

Go to http://www.mobilestudy.org/ and then login (or sign up for free)

Select your quiz to share. You can either select your own quiz from the 'my content' page or you can even share other people's quizzes including the samples found on the home page.

Select the 'share' link on the left hand side of the page and then follow the links.

When you receive the text message on your mobile phone, simply select the embedded link and your phone's browser will open up the download page. Click the 'download' link and you're done.

Enjoy!

*Your normal mobile operator charges apply for internet access.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Some Sample Quizzes

And Here Are Some Quizzes We Prepared Earlier


Our Solar System Quiz
World Of Warcraft Quiz
Star Wars Quiz



All our samples can be found here
all our goodies

The Launch MobileStudy.org

Welcome to the official launch of the Beta Test Site for mobilestudy.org

This site aim is to make it easier for students to study on the go by providing revision quizzes on their mobile phones. Whether it be on a bus, train, airplane or in a car students can now study in a convenient fashion for free.

A lecturer, teacher or student can create revision quizzes to test and improve their understanding of the subject matter. These quizzes can then either be sat online or downloaded to their mobile phone (or any mobile device).

It's the hope of this site to make it easy for anyone to create and take quizzes.

Hope you enjoy it.

Regards,
the team at mobilestudy.org


http://www.mobilestudy.org