This plugin is particularly suited to courses where the subjects which require a lot of factual recall, for example vocabulary and grammar learning in languages, algorithms in computing, dates and events in history. Inspired by the space invaders games of the 80s, Quizventure brings an element of fun to what could normally be plain hard work, motivating students to keep practising in order to shoot as many alien space ships as they can. It works extremely well for reluctant students who end up memorising the material despite themselves in order to excel in the game.
Options for viewing full screen and for sound (yes! sound!) add to the fun, while being mindful that not everyone will want to hear the sound of shooting rockets during class.
The scores are recorded in the gradebook and the plugin provides a useful complement to other course activities teaching and consolidating the learning.