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Multiple-choice questions – what are they good for? New research on Learning Design

LEARNING DESIGN IN PRACTICE FOR EVERYBODY  > PART5 > NEW SECTION OCTOBRE 4 2018 Multiple-choice questions have been the main type of exercise for testing and evaluating knowledge of the past 100 years. New research by Associate Professor of Education and  Psychological & Brain Sciences Andrew C. Butler at Washington University in St. Louis takes the concept one step further. His research shows not only best practice for using multiple-choice questions in tests and assessment,… Continue reading

What is the result of national assessment tests?

Do you want to know the level of learners’ knowledge? Through them a test! Sounds like an obvious exclusive solution? Maybe in the old industrial society, but not anymore. Ever since that the computer technology now have reached a point where it actually adds new value to learning, a new era is about to see the lights of dawn. The US president Barack Obama’s reforms seem to have turned into this light and adding an… Continue reading

Methods to evaluate education Part 1

The Kirkpatrick model and Learning Effectiveness Measurement (LEM) are two of the most well-established methods to evaluate results of educational investments. The methods has both strengths and weaknesses, however in this article’s second part I will describe third relatively new method, STUDENT (Enterprise Learning Evaluation of Value), that to a large extent solve the deficits that Kirkpatrick and LEM have. Kirkpatrick model Kirkpatrick model contains four levels of evaluation, namely Reaction, Learning, Application and Outcome.… Continue reading