Courses

To help people who build instruction for adults, I facilitate blended online courses using on-demand and live elements. These courses allow participants to apply research evidence to obtain 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

Multiple-choice questions are hard to write well. Too many multiple-choice questions measure recall of course content rather than achievement of (well-written) learning objectives! Poorly chosen and written multiple-choice questions damage assessment validity.

 

In this course, Patti teaches the tactics for writing learning objectives and multiple-choice questions that measure them. The course is offered two or three times a year in an open/public format. The course is online, using on-demand and live elements. She also offers this course for work teams and organizations.

Cost: US$429/person with discounts for 3+ attending a public workshop and teams of 10+ attending a team course.

 

To find out about upcoming open/public sessions of this course, sign up for Patti's email list at the top of this page. To discuss bringing the course to your team or organization, use the contact form at the bottom of the page.
 

Write Better 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 is self-paced with videos and exercises. It also allows you to ask Patti questions and receive answers.  It is designed to help 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: https://www.newzenler.com/invite/iaA0Mr.

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, USA

Patti’s course on writing assessments has been invaluable in helping me write effective, credible assessments for my online learning courses and assessments. There is a wealth of well-researched detail about what exactly goes into writing an effective multiple-choice question and how these questions relate to the bigger picture of effective learning. I strongly recommend this course to anyone who wants to make their learning more effective as well as anyone who needs to write effective assessments.

Nick Tchan, Instructional designer, Australia

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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