The Do’s and Don’ts of Effective E-Learning Questions
Have you ever taken a test and came across a frustrating question that seemed impossible to answer?
While this could be a sign you need to revisit course materials, it could also be the result of a poorly written assessment question. Confusing and misleading questions can frustrate learners AND skew learning analytics. However, writing effective questions for an E-Learning course is much harder than it looks. A question needs to be sophisticated enough to truly measure what audiences have learned, while not making it so difficult that it stumps them. Remember, the goal of any assessment question is to see whether or not the participant met the learning objectives based on the content they were presented.
The next time you are tasked with designing an E-Learning course and assessing learners, keep these do’s and don’ts in mind.