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Author: Sarah McBrien

Infographic: 5 Steps for Multiple-Choice Question Writing

Writing clear, concise multiple choice questions is pivotal to long-term learner comprehension. To make sure you have effective multiple choice questions, follow these 5 steps: Focus on one concept per item based on the learning outcomes Choose a level of cognition that matches the expectations or outcomes Avoid common errors Construct the correct answer Examine […]

February 9, 2018

Imagine Better MCQs with Images

As you construct your next multiple choice examination item, consider how you might be able to assess a student’s understanding of a concept in a novel way by using lab findings, clinical presentations, radiographic findings, written orders, or a photograph of a procedure. ExamSoft, our campus wide testing solution, allows us to use images in […]

September 27, 2017

Expand Your Teaching Skills with the MHPTT Program

The Master of Health Professions Teaching and Technology (MHPTT)* program, offered by the College of Allied Health Professions, is completed entirely online and provides health professions educators with a foundation in teaching and technology skills for successful instruction of health science students.  Taught by an interprofessional faculty team, the program consists of core and elective courses […]

April 14, 2017

Activating Prior Knowledge

The activation of prior knowledge is an important activity, especially when your lesson focuses on conceptual knowledge, because it helps students connect the new knowledge gain you are facilitating with concepts they’ve already mastered. Benefits to the student include: Approaching new topics with a sense of confidence Activating long-term memory Identifying new learning needs Benefits to […]

January 4, 2017

5 Engagement Activities for Lecture Sessions

With all the recent conversation on campus and in the medical education literature about active learning and student engagement, we can easily be overwhelmed with terminology, confused by what is considered best practice, and paralyzed by fear of incorporating a new technique into our teaching. Here are five quick tips for incorporating an active learning […]

September 13, 2016