How to generate clever questions and why
PublisherPedagogical Faculty of University of Ostrava
Place of publicationCzech Republic
SourceCBLIS Conference Proceedings 2001 Computer based learning in science
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Teaching/learning process can be improved by using clever questions. This idea is remarkably old. Since ancient Greek philosophers used questions while carrying on dialogues with students in order to make them clever. Generally speaking, human dialogues can cause wisdom to be shared, the questions being tools. The subject of the paper is how to generate them automatically with ICT (Information and Communication Technology) support. Question categorization is necessary for teachers inspiration, question collecting and new question generating. Answer analysis is based on matching answer symptoms in an inexact way. Methodology of clever question generating is illustrated by three examples from different science areas. ICT support is necessary for question and answer generating and collecting. Both database techniques and self-organized neural networks are available for system realization.