Multiple choice is the most popular method of questioning, and it’s easy to see why. Rather than getting a 50/50 chance at choosing the right answer, as is the case with true or false questions, multiple choice involves a diverse range of variables that require insight, knowledge, and skill to answer correctly. In this article, I’ll delve into 4 best practices of developing multiple choice questions, and share 4 tips on how you can use them most effectively in your eLearning course.
The development of the certification program began with the creation of the Global Principles and Career Roadmap, and continued on with volunteers developing multiple choice questions for the exam, and chapter leaders providing feedback on the candidate handbook.
Topic 2: Developing multiple choice questions (MCQs)
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