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Free Online Course On Exams Writing For Science & Engineering Courses

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is offering open online course on writing in examination. This course is intended for baccalaureate degree students to learn how to conduct effective and systematic design of exam questions.

The overall objective of this course is teach how to write and design more effective multiple-choice exams. The course starts on November 24, 2015.

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Course At A Glance      

Effort:  1-2 hours/module
Subject: Exams Writing for Science & Engineering Courses
Institution: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) & edX
Languages: English
Price:  Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Course starts on November 24, 2016.

Providers Details

IEEE is the world’s largest professional organization dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community through IEEE’s highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities.

This online platform edX provides online courses from the world’s best universities. edX can empower you to build innovative applications, services, and experiences.

About This Course

In this education and teacher training course, the case for using multiple choice exams for science and engineering courses is made. Multiple-choice exams effectively assess student learning in engineering and science courses and are more objective than other types of exams. Learn how to conduct effective and systematic design of exam questions.

Using psychometrics statistics, you will be able to analyze the results and improve the performance of your exams.

Finally, you will learn how to build, use and maintain a database of multiple choice exam questions for easy administration and review of exams and their performance results.

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. Applicants can pursue a Verified Certificate for $50. Applicants will learn how to build, use and maintain a database of multiple choice exam questions for easy administration and review of exams and their performance results.

Learning Outcomes

-Why you should use multiple choice exams
-Item design
-Exam design
-Psychometrics and desirable qualities
-Course administration

Instructors

– Phillip Laplante
Professor of Software and Systems Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University

Requirements

Prerequisites for this course are:

-Minimum baccalaureate degree recommended
-Understanding of basic statistics

Course Format

-Module 1: The Case for Multiple Choice Exams / Writing an Item
-Module 2: Item Review / Validity, Best Practices and Grading

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