I’m asking the questions here!

Maryellen Weimer of The Teaching Professor at Faculty Focus, posed an interesting question when she asked ‘Are your students too answer orientated?”

If the answer is ‘yes’, you may want to read her article where she discusses student-generated exam questions. While these ‘crowd-sourced’ questions do not need to be utilized in actual exams, they can have many benefits. The process of crafting good exam questions can deepen understanding and prompt students to connect questions and answers in a way many miss with usual study.

Weimer’s article offers a number of more detailed resources if you’re interested in trying this in your course.

UWGB Community: Does anyone currently have students write questions, either to use in exams or as a learning activity? If so, we’d love to hear from you. Let us know about your experience in the comments.

Joanne DolanJoanne Dolan
Instructional Design Coordinator, CATL

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