In the previous project MultiTEX, a computer-based test was developed to assess students’ competence in understanding multiple documents (Multiple Document Comprehension, MDC).
In the MultiTEX Transfer project, the test will be made available to students of the humanities and social sciences in the introductory phase of their studies. The research question is which conditions have to be fulfilled in order to support a sustainable use of the MDC ability of students in the course of the first semester.
In a two-stage approach, the MDC test is first provided with accompanying introductory courses so that students can check their own MDC skills and identify and work on any deficits.
Researchers then identify conditions for the optimal use of the MDC test as a diagnostic, feedback, and support tool.
Finally, they develop a concept for the sustainable use of the test for students, teachers and student advisors.