Monthly Archives: October 2010

Flattery or feedback?

Reading this week’s New Scientist (23rd October 2010) on the train on my way to the Centre for Distance Education Conference in London yesterday, I found an interesting opinion piece from Clifford Nass ‘More than just a computer…’ The article … Continue reading

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Multiple-choice questions – love them or hate them

I seem to have spent quite a lot of time muttering about multiple-choice questions. You might be wondering what I have against them. It’s partly that students don’t really have to engage with the assessment process in as deep a … Continue reading

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Writing good interactive computer-marked assessment questions

I run a lot of workshops trying to help colleagues to write good e-assessment questions. There are usually lots of brilliant ideas in the workshop, but somehow we end up slipping back into using lots of multiple choice questions because … Continue reading

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