One of the biggest criticisms of multiple-choice questions is that they only test factual knowledge. But we can also use multiple choice questions to assess higher-order thinking. In this workshop you’ll learn how to write multiple choice questions that require learners to apply, analyze or rationalize their understanding of course material, as well as learn tips and tricks for constructing an effective question stem and answer alternatives.
Facilitators: Stephanie Verkoeyen and Michelle Ogrodnik, Educational Developers – MacPherson Institute
Platform: Zoom (details provided upon registration)
Audience: McMaster Teaching and Learning Community
Requirements: If possible, participants should bring examples of existing multiple-choice questions that they’ve used or encountered in courses they’ve taught/taken