Proposal Title

Intention and Perception: Designing questions for online assessments.

Session Type

Workshop

Room

P&A Rm 117

Start Date

July 2015

Keywords

curriculum, question development, constructive alignment, online quizzes

Primary Threads

Education Technologies and Innovative Resources

Abstract

During the session participants will be guided through a process to develop and evaluate assessment components that target higher order cognitive skills. Building on this base, participants will engage in a process of creating new questions that align with the learning outcomes (LO) for a course. As a group, we will discuss online quizzes and how we can embrace their unique characteristics while designing questions.

Itinerary:

I. Relationship between LO and assessment and its significance

  • Activity 1: Recognizing misalignment.

II. Question alignment

  • Progress from creation to reflection to revision

III. The online perspective

  • Discussion: Characteristics of an online quiz
    • Transitioning current assessments to the online setting
    • Embracing these traits in question design
  • Activity 2: Create a question that aligns with a given CLO, reflect and revise. Discuss.

Elements of Engagement

Participants will engage in two discussions and two activities. Please see itinerary for details.

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Intention and Perception: Designing questions for online assessments.

P&A Rm 117

During the session participants will be guided through a process to develop and evaluate assessment components that target higher order cognitive skills. Building on this base, participants will engage in a process of creating new questions that align with the learning outcomes (LO) for a course. As a group, we will discuss online quizzes and how we can embrace their unique characteristics while designing questions.

Itinerary:

I. Relationship between LO and assessment and its significance

  • Activity 1: Recognizing misalignment.

II. Question alignment

  • Progress from creation to reflection to revision

III. The online perspective

  • Discussion: Characteristics of an online quiz
    • Transitioning current assessments to the online setting
    • Embracing these traits in question design
  • Activity 2: Create a question that aligns with a given CLO, reflect and revise. Discuss.