Jay Parkes and Dawn Zimmaro share about learning and assessing with multiple-choice questions in college classrooms on episode 155 of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast.
Quotes from the episode
Tests don’t hurt students—people with tests hurt students.
It’s not the multiple choice question that is problematic … it’s about how the assessment can be used.
The whole goal here is learning, not assessing.
Technology has really expanded our ability to do some assessments and diagnostics in ways we haven’t been able to do in the past.
- Learning and Assessing with Multiple-Choice Questions in College Classrooms by Jay Parkes & Dawn Zimmaro*
- Retrieval Practice
- Retrieval Practice Tools
- Retrieval Practice with Pooja Agarwal
- How to Use Cognitive Psychology to Enhance Learning
- Mike Wesch’s https://anth101.com
- e-Literate weblog by Michael Feldstein and Phil Hill
- The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter, Updated, by Michael D. Watkins*
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