How to construct exams & questions (BEQ)

MicroLab
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Introduction

Constructing exam questions can be a challenging task. How do you make sure your assessment will be both reliable and valid? In this MicroLab you will learn how to apply the quality criteria for MC & open ended questions to ensure the optimal utility (reliability, validity, educational effect, acceptance & cost-efficiency). We will also discuss ways to ensure grading reliability and how to optimize feedback. This MicroLab has a blended format and consists of online preparation and a workshop. For example, one of the preparation assignments is reviewing example exam questions, which you will discuss with your peers in the workshop. After completing this Microlab you will have created or improved your own exam.

Key Facts & Figures

Type
Training
Start date
Monday 4 Nov 2024
Duration
3 hours
Instruction language
English
Mode of instruction
Offline
Fee
-

What will you achieve?

  • Construct exams and questions following the criteria for optimal utility.
  • Construct a correction model for optimal utility.
  • Organize the grading and feedback process for optimal utility.
  • Reflect on the quality of your own assessment instruments and processes following the criteria for utility.

Start dates

  • Tuesday 11 Jun 2024

    Time: 13:00 - 17:00 Campus Woudestein
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  • Monday 4 Nov 2024

    Time: 13:00 - 17:00 Campus Woudestein - Education Lab
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Target group and required prior knowledge

This MicroLab is intended for teachers who make use of exams as a method of assessment for their course. We will ask you to bring your own assessment products to the workshop. If this is not possible, please contact us about the possibilities. No specific prior knowledge is required to participate in this MicroLab.  

Please note that some of the content of this MicroLab is included in the UTQ from June 2018 and forward. However, this MicroLab can still be of added value as we dive deeper into the specifics of exam construction. This MicroLab can also be followed as part of a BEQ.

Content, form and time investment   

Before attending the workshop, we ask you to prepare with the online materials (videos, manuals and preparations assignments) and upload your assignments in the online Canvas module (2-3 hours). Afterwards, there is a face-to-face workshop (3 hours). In the workshop, you will receive feedback upon your own exam from the trainers and your peers.

Earn an Edubadge

You finish the MicroLab with a Proof of Competence. You will then receive an Edubadge. This is a digital, visual certificate which you can share on e.g. LinkedIn. Interested parties can immediately click on the certificate to find out what you have done to achieve the EduBadge.

Aanmelden

Meld je aan voor dit MicroLab via het registratiesysteem. Werk je als docent bij Erasmus MC? Meld je dan aan door een e-mail te sturen naar training@risbo.eur.nl.

Contact

For questions about MicroLab and registration, please contact Risbo.

Email address
training@risbo.eur.nl

Facts & Figures

Fee
-
Tax
Not applicable
Start date
Monday 4 Nov 2024
Application deadline

The application deadline is two weeks before the MicroLab takes place. If registration is no longer possible, please contact training@risbo.eur.nl to see if there's any spots left.

Duration
3 hours
Offered by
Community for Learning & Innovation
Course type
Training
Instruction language
English
Mode of instruction
Offline
Location

Education Lab

Partner

Risbo

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