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Infographic: Creating a Lesson that Delivers the Desired Outcome

Learning objectives help define what students are expected to learn or be able to do following a lesson. Sounds simple, right? However, there is more to writing an effective learning objective than you might think. (TIP: Saying students need to “understand” or “know” doesn’t cut it because there is no way to measure the action. […]

August 30, 2018

Infographic — Multiple-Choice Questions: Problems & Solutions

Though multiple-choice questions are used heavily in academic assessments, how well do these questions actually assess knowledge? Sure, these questions are easy to grade, remove potential grader bias, and allow for broad topics, but structural problems in multiple-choice questions create the need for a solution. Check out this infographic for an easy solution to your problematic multiple-choice […]

June 28, 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

Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) – Minute Paper

As a teacher, you might assume that the course content, readings and lectures have left the students knowing what you wanted them to know. Only to find out later that students did not learn what you wanted them to learn. By having the students complete a Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) immediately after the session, module […]

October 12, 2016

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Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) – Muddiest Point

Why wait for semester-end evaluations to gather potentially useful information on student learning since it is often collected too late to help the students in your current semester. You can do it all semester long using Classroom Assessment Techniques! As a teacher, you might assume that the course content, readings and lectures have left the […]

October 5, 2016

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Assessing Competency: More Than Checking a Box

Medical education communities are pursuing new methods of assessing the competency of trainees.   Included in this movement, schools involved with two AAMC initiatives are testing and analyzing the collection of  global, “in the moment” entrustment assessments of learner performance.  Despite the complexity of assessing trainee performance, educators are investing in developing more complete views of trainee performance over time […]

July 15, 2016

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Article Plus 5 – April 2016

Spotlight Article Willcox, K.E., Sarma, S. Lippel, P.H. (2016, April) A catalyst for higher education reforms. (note: 56 pages) This month’s spotlight ed-tech article focuses on the impacts of online education. The objective of the report is to offer a careful analysis of what we know about education and learning, and an analysis of the benefits […]

April 12, 2016