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Peer Review

OSI Model Quiz



Overall Numeric Rating:

5 stars
Content Quality: 4.5 stars
Effectiveness: 5 stars
Ease of Use: 5 stars
Reviewed: Jan 19, 2005 by Information Technology Editorial Board
Overview: The OSI Model is reviewed using a quiz based format (an interactive quiz of the
characteristics of the OSI 7-layer model).
Type of Material: Web-based online quiz (this is an interactive quiz).
Recommended Uses: This material could be used either in class as a review of the OSI model, or as
independent study to allow students to quiz themselves on the model.
Technical Requirements: This is an html Web site, so all that is needed is a Web browser.
Identify Major Learning Goals: Review the 7 layers of the OSI model by identifying the functions of each layer
of the OSI model.
Target Student Population: The quiz would be appropriate for college-level students or network technology
trainees who have had an introductory network course or other course that
describes the functions of the layers of the OSI model.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills: The students must have already studied the OSI model to do well on the quiz.

Evaluation and Observation

Content Quality

Rating: 4.5 stars
Strengths: The quiz is well organized and the content is appropriate. It covers the major
aspects of the OSI model.

Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool

Rating: 5 stars
Strengths: This is a good way for self-evaluation, allowing the students to quiz themselves
on how well they have mastered the OSI model.
Concerns: A few of the correct answers give additional information about the particular
layer that is the correct answers. More of these additional paragraphs would be

Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty

Rating: 5 stars
Strengths: Very easy to use. No prior training would be needed. The use of radio buttons
enables one to easily choose the answer.

Other Issues and Comments: