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The Importance of Open-Ended Questions in Digital Assessments, and How to Present Them Effectively

The Importance of Open-Ended Questions in Digital Assessments, and How to Present Them Effectively

In today's digital age, it is important for educators to recognize the significance of open-ended questions in digital assessments. Open-ended questions promote higher order thinking skills, assess students at a deeper level of knowledge, and help demonstrate content mastery. However, the digital shift in assessment has resulted in a lack of familiarity with answering open-ended questions on a digital device. This article explores why open-ended questions are essential in digital assessments, how educators can present them on digital platforms, and what tools can be used to evaluate open-ended questions. With the right platform and training, educators can effectively implement open-ended questions in their digital assessments, promoting critical thinking skills and digital literacy for 21st century learning.
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