How do you write multiple choice questions that are valid and just? What kind of “testwise” clues do you want to avoid? What are the pros and cons for using textbook questions? To address these and other questions, listen to the following podcast by Dr. Robert McKelvain, Professor of Psychology at Abilene Christian University.
This semester, Dr. Fred Aquino is leading a discussion on The Idea of the University. Purposeful teaching and research at ACU is dependent upon sustained and serious reflection upon the idea of the Christian University within our context. Along these lines, the group will explore the theological and philosophical rationale for the idea of ACU. Readings for the faculty learning community can be found here.
Missed the first session? Catch up on the conversation:
In this presentation, Houston Heflin shares the results of a study examining student engagement and higher order thinking skills in a cooperative learning environment both with and without mobile devices. The study was conducted with 170 university students in three different randomly assigned learning groups. Results compare the groups in four areas of attitudes, performance, perceptions, and engagement.