The National Center for Academic Transformation
NCAT is a non-profit organization designed to improve student learning in large enrollment classes through the use of technology. It contains an expansive list of resources to assist teaching professionals with developing, redesigning, and planning out their courses. It also provides guidebooks, recommended readings, and past programs that have utilized NCAT guidelines and structure.
Leading Academic Transformation
LAT is an online EDUCAUSE community devoted to transformation in student success through improvements in teaching, learning, and leadership. This forum aims to foster collaborative innovation among teaching professionals by providing resources, content, and engagement opportunities.
Creating Multiple Choice Questions
Writing Multiple Choice Questions
This article suggests some best practices for generating effective multiple choice questions. This is a basic overview of question structure, amount/type of information to include in the prompt, and tips for wording answers.
Good, Better, Best: Multiple Choice Exam Construction
This article focuses on errors to avoid when creating multiple choice stems, how to improve them to provide better content on assessments, and what a good multiple choice question looks like.
Writing Good Multiple Choice Test Questions
This guide outlines the advantages and disadvantages of multiple choice questions, but emphasizes that the key to a strong test is the structure of the multiple choice item. The guide dissects the question into parts and thoroughly analyzes the best structure for each.
Cheating and Plagiarism
Burrus, R. T., Jones, A. T., Sackley, B., & Walker, M. (2013). It’s the students, stupid: How perceptions of student reporting impact cheating. The American Economist, 58(1), 51-59. doi:10.1177/056943451305800106
Heckler, N. C., Forde, D. R., & Bryan, C. H. (2013). Using writing assignment designs to mitigate plagiarism. Teaching Sociology, 41(1), 94-105. doi:10.1177/0092055X12461471
Hodgkinson, T., Curtis, H., MacAlister, D., & Farrell, G. (2016). Student academic dishonesty: The potential for situational prevention. Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 27(1), 1-18. doi:10.1080/10511253.2015.1064982
Providing Effective Feedback
Wiggins, G. (2012). 7 Keys to Effective Feedback. Educational Leadership, 70(1), 10-16.
Large Enrollment Courses: Teaching and Assessment. University Center for Teaching and Learning. University of Pittsburgh.