Monthly training session: Assessment best practices

57% of Easygenerator course assessments are single- or multiple-choice questions. But did you know that using a variety of question types can help your learners engage and retain knowledge?

By Videhi Bhamidi on Jul 16th

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Humans forget 90% of what they learn within hours of learning it. There’s only one way to beat this forgetting curve, and that’s repetition. This means providing learners with opportunities to repeat the learning in different forms. Don’t just repeat, ask the question and offer the knowledge in different formats, e.g. a quiz, a scenario question, text, visuals, video. In other words, you should make use of a variety of question types in order to gain maximum impact from your course.

Easygenerator has 11 e-learning question types to choose from, and each one of them is ideally suited for different content and situations. But what should you use when, and why?

In our latest monthly training session, I, learning product consultant Videhi Bhamidi, am here to help you improve your question writing skills. In this webinar I cover:

  • The types of questions available in Easygenerator and how they work
  • In which situations to use each question type
  • Assessment best practices
  • The dos and don’ts of each question type
  • How to structure questions
  • What makes a good question and what a bad one
  • The psychological impact of your question wording
  • And much more

To start getting more out of your e-learning assessments, watch the monthly training webinar here:

The e-learning question types available in Easygenerator include:

  • True/False
  • Multiple Choice Question
  • Single Choice Question
  • Open Question
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Single Image Choice
  • Hotspot
  • Text Matching
  • Ranking Text
  • Drag & Drop
  • Scenarios

Since repetition is the key to learning, you can also learn more about how to get the most out of e-learning assessments in this short course: Assessment Types Tutorial.

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About the author

Videhi Bhamidi is a Learning Product Consultant at Easygenerator. With over 15 years of experience in e-learning, user-experience research, and thought-leadership projects, she is a regular contributor to L&D magazines. She is an Oxford alumnus and strives to fuse design, research, technology, and didactics in her solutions.

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