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September 11, 2019


Spoiler alert: There will be a test in this blog post!

Most instructional designers routinely prepare tests for their courses, such as pre-assessment, post-assessment and knowledge questions. As we’re developing these true-or-false, multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank,...

January 16, 2019



Knowledge may be power, but a person’s level of confidence in knowledge determines whether they use the power of their knowledge. Put another way, what you know isn’t a very good predictor of whether you’ll act on the knowledge you have. What you confidently know, or...

April 11, 2017

Chances are that you've already written hundreds of single-statement assessment questions with either a true-or-false or multiple choice answer. Here's just one example:

Q. The toner cartridge for the iKopyMax X5000 is located:

A) At the back, above the power cord

B) On t...

January 31, 2017

Thanks to Amos Tversky’s and Daniel Kahneman’s Prospect Theory we know that the fear of losing something is much more motivating to most people than the potential of gaining something. In fact, according to some researchers, loss aversion is twice as powerful as the op...

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