It turns out there's a better question you can ask that will provide your students with an optimal experience.
Since online learning often separates teachers from learners across time and distance, we rely on evaluations – in the form of tests, quizzes and assessments – to judge each student's successful comprehension of the content (and to judge how well the course designers presented their information). But what makes a good test question? Is it [...]
We offer 4 tips for getting the most useful feedback from your students, and 4 more tips for using that feedback to continually improve your online courses.
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