Faculty Development Session on MCQ Writing is held at AIMU

Faculty Development Session on MCQ Writing is held at AIMU

AIMU remains committed to continuing faculty development and sustained improvement in academic standards. To help faculty members construct better multiple choice questions, a faculty development session titled Assessment of Knowledge and Understanding: Multiple Choice Questions was facilitated by Mr Shital Bhandary, In Charge, Examination section at the Patan Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS), Nepal. Mr Bhandary is a health science educator and a fellow and faculty of the PSGFAIMER Regional institute, Coimbatore, India. He was assisted by Dr P Ravi Shankar, Associate Dean, AIMU. The session was conducted electronically by Mr Bhandary from Nepal and Dr Shankar was present at AIMU to provide on-site support and guidance to the participants. Among the various topics addressed during the session were introduction to assessment, assessment of knowledge, classical and modified multiple choice questions (MCQs), individual work (creating one classical MCQ and then modifying it to a modified MCQ), plenary discussion and quality control of a MCQ. Item analysis was discussed in detail. The session was well received by the participants.

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