Beyond Guessing Games: Designing Quality Multiple-Choice Questions for Learning

Date :

2024-01-30 (Tuesday)

Time :

14:30 - 16:30

Venue :

Online - Microsoft Teams


2 hours

Medium of Instruction :


Category :

TT03C - Assessment and Evaluation

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Mode of Study :


About the Event :

Unlock the potential of multiple-choice questions (MCQs) as a useful tool for both summative and formative assessments in this webinar. MCQs are not only easy to administer, but they can be effectively integrated into both online and offline learning environments. Well-designed MCQs allow testing for a wide range of content and outcomes. However, poorly designed MCQs can inadvertently promote shallow learning or induce guessing.

In this webinar, we will delve into the key considerations when designing MCQs. By examining various examples, participants will learn to identify common flaws in MCQs and explore the general guidelines that underpin quality MCQ design.

Facilitator(s) :

Ms TSE Yin Fong, Joanne
Project Officer | Centre for Learning and Teaching

Intended Learning Outcomes :

On completion of the session, participants are expected to be able to:

  • identify common flaws in MCQs and suggest ways for improvement; and
  • review key considerations for and apply general guidelines in developing quality MCQs.

Target Audience :

VTC Teaching and Instructing Staff

Enquiry :

Ms TSE Yin Fong, Joanne
Project Officer
Tel: 2836-1239  

Miss LEUNG Nga Yee, Shirley
Clerical Officer II
Tel: 2836-1210