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In the first of two parts, Harish Cherukuri, a new Faculty Fellow, defines some terminology and then discusses the advantages and disadvantages of using multiple choice questions.
Welcome to Teaching & Learning Matters. This is Harish Cherukuri, Faculty Fellow in the Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Today’s topic is "Preparing Multiple Choice Questions."
I will be giving this presentation in two parts. In the first part, I will define some terminology and then discuss the advantages and disadvantages of multiple choice questions. In the second part, I will provide some guidelines on preparing the questions.
First, let me point out that there are a lot of resources online on writing multiple choice questions. In fact, in preparing for this podcast, I used some of these resources.
My focus here will be on multiple choice questions where there is only one correct answer. The questions where there may be more than one correct answer for each question are known as Multiple Response Questions. I'll not be talking about them in this podcast.
Some terminology first:
So, what are the advantages of multiple choice questions?
Next, let us look at some disadvantages.
In the next part, I will talk about some guidelines for preparing multiple choice questions.
Thanks for listening. Be sure to join us for our next episode. And remember: Teaching and Learning Matters.
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