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Exam Builder - Educational Technology: Workshop 1  

9:00 – 12:00.   N437.

Exam Development Certificate: Exam Builder 

Presenters: Murray Ronaghan and Lee Murray

Please Bring:  A text from a course of your choosing in your area of expertise and an exam from the same course.

This workshop forms part one of the required workshops for completion of the Educational Technology outcome category for the Exam Builder certificate.  As with every workshop, this workshop will take you through a series of demonstrations followed by practical exercises.  At the end of the workshop, you will be given the required activity to complete outside and the workshop and be submitted to the presenters for review and feedback.

The workshop will cover the first four goals of the Educational Technology outcome category.  An exam builder will be able to:

  • [GOAL 1] understand educational technology and how it relates to the development of quality exams.
  • [GOAL 2] choose items and record them in the established exam blueprint in a Microsoft Excel workbook.
  • [GOAL 3] able to make a properly formatted, structured, quality exam using the established Microsoft Word template.
  • [GOAL 4] store official copies of exams as pdf documents in the established content management system, using naming conventions and versioning practices.

Over the course of the workshop, you will be engaged in a number of practical and thought provoking activities. Following a brief presentation, you will participate in discussion of the purposeful use of educational technology to develop quality exams.  You will then see demonstrations of blueprinting in Excel, creating items in the Word template, and converting exams in Word documents to pdf documents.  For each demonstration, you will have the opportunity to follow along with sample files.  More importantly, you will be able to fill in your own blueprints, create your own mini-exams, and save them as pdfs.

To finish the requirements for this workshop, be sure to complete and submit the workshop activity by November 1, 2012.