To help people who build instruction for adults gain critical skills, I facilitate blended online courses using self-paced and live elements. These courses allow participants to apply learning sciences and other evidence to get better outcomes from instruction. These courses offer actionable, easy-to-apply tactics, hands-on practice, and feedback. Please join my email list (top right of the page) for updates and discounts.

Write Better Multiple-Choice Questions

Too many multiple-choice questions measure recall of course content rather than achievement of (well-written) learning objectives. Too many multiple-choice questions frustrate participants and make assessments and results less valid.

Multiple-choice questions are hard to write well. In this course, Patti teaches the tactics for writing learning objectives and multiple-choice questions that measure them. 

This course is available in a public format or delivered to your organization.

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Write the Right Learning Objectives


Too many people write learning objectives as an afterthought. That's a terrible shame because the right learning objectives focuses design on getting needed results from the get-go. 


This course helps you get very precise about the results needed from instruction. This precision help you design content, activities, and assessments specifically to deliver needed results.

If you are interested in an online course development/delivery system that has the range of asynchronous and synchronous elements needed for good instruction, try what I use:

Patti provided me with comprehensive research to practice guides, interactive class sessions, and robust practice experiences to foster the critical skill set of writing substantive multiple-choice questions to assess actual learner performance.  I strongly encourage everyone involved with performance assessment to take Patti's illuminating and enriching course.

Andrew Muccio, Instructional Designer, Honolulu , Hawaii

This course has an expert facilitator, top-notch resource materials, well-designed practice activities, in-depth research on the topic, and lively discussion both live and online. We explored not just the How of writing good multiple choice questions, but also the Why. Perfect timing! My new project includes a summative assessment, and I'm excited to apply what I learned.

Kim Lindsey, Lead Learning Experience Designer, Cinécraft, Cleveland

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