This section includes a growing resource bank on assessment and testing for many different learning activities – core content, assignments, discussions, participation, experiential learning, reflection, flipped/blended courses, formative/summative activities, etc.
Assessment and Testing
"10 Best Practices for Writing Multiple Choice Questions in eLearning" (online article) lists and elaborates on "10 best practices for writing effective multiple choice questions for your eLearning courses."
1. "Create Question Templates."
"Multiple choice questions usually follow a specific format ... the question or stem and the responses."
"[C]reate templates to save time and ensure that each question sticks to the format."
"Planning and Guiding In-Class Peer Review" (web page) builds on "Using Peer Review to Help Students Improve Their Writing" (web page), takes a term-long view of the process, and covers four topics:
"Commenting on Student Writing" (web page) provides "tips [that] can help you improve the effectiveness and efficiency with which you respond to your students’ writing."
- "These tips focus on the process of writing comments on students’ papers (whether on rough drafts or final drafts), rather than on the process of grading papers."
"These tips are organized under four categories," each specific tip being elaborated more fully in the body of the test:
"Designing Better Quizzes: Ideas for Rethinking Your Quiz Practices" (pdf) is a 15-item collection from Faculty Focus that includes the following articles: