A registry staff involved in examinations said the workshop was informative as it allowed her to have a clearer perspective of the whole process of formulating and setting examination questions.
Meanwhile senior librarian Farzanah Ali Hassan quipped, “As a CeMBA student, I can now see why sometimes the questions are so basic and other times rather difficult as the questions set must cover what we learn in our course materials.”
School of Science and Technology adjunct course coordinator Kevin Tan Pooi Soo said the workshop was good as sometimes academics may set questions without thinking. “I learnt quite a bit about the different levels of setting questions, what key words to use and how to design questions with less ambiguity. When we set questions, we should try to answer them ourselves; only then can we know whether the students write what we expect from them.”
About 20 WOU staff, including from the academics, registry, library and the Penang Regional Office, attended the workshop.