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When designing your next e-learning course, you can use the tips below. They will help you improve the effectiveness of your tests.
Tip 1: Questions should be directly related to the learning objectives and course content.
Tip 2: All questions should incorporate feedback to guide the learner to the correct answer.
Tip 3: Questions should not contain analogies, cultural references, humour.
Tip 4: Questions should not consist of complex sentences, ambiguous phrases or jargon.
Tip 5: Questions should not be misleading - this includes questions with more than one correct answer, ambiguous or abstract possible answers.
Tip 6: If possible, avoid true/false questions.
Tip 7: Possible answers should begin with the same word - if you make an exception, the word you choose to begin any answer must be present in the question.
Tip 8: All questions must contain the same number of possible answers.
Tip 9: Questions must have at least 3-4 possible answers (only one correct answer).
Tip 10: It is not advisable for questions to contain possible answers such as 'all of the following' or 'none of the following'.
Tip 11: All possible answers should be realistic and plausible.
Tip 12: All possible answers should be in correct syntax and relevant to the question.
Tip 13: All possible answers should be approximately the same length.
Tip 14: All possible answers should be equally detailed.
Tip 15: Possible answers should not overlap or be too close.
Tip 16: Questions should not contain negative parts of speech - 'Which of the following terms does NOT...'. If you cannot avoid it, negative parts of speech should be capitalized.
Tip 17: All correct possible answers should be contained in the training material.
Tip 18: Check your questions and answers several times for spelling, grammatical, etc. errors.
Tip 19: Questions and possible answers should not contain absolute terms such as 'always' and 'only'.
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