Breakout Session V

Breakout Session V
Friday 8:20-9:15

Letting the Content Drive: Automated Assessment Generator, PTE (Problem-Template Engine) Associated with Learning Objectives for a Hybrid, Large-Scale Chemistry Course


Our development team’s efforts to create an innovative tool to automatically generate homework, quiz, and exam questions for students in Rutgers’ General Chemistry course raised a question – how to determine which learning objectives would adequately match with a specific assessment item among numerous test items in the test bank. This pressing issue launched a subsequent project: creating a process to more directly link the technical development of question generation tools to course outcomes, which involves subject matter experts (SMEs), instructional designers, and software engineers collaborating to map out the elements of the course in new ways.

Jennifer Silvia Muller
Rutgers University


Silvia Muller is the Lead Instructional Architect at Rutgers CIRC and is an instructor at Rutgers’ School for Communication and Information (SCI), School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR), and the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS). She completed her Ed.D. in Rutgers University’s Graduate School of Education program in Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education. Her research includes how the profession of teaching was shaped by technology adoption patterns in the nineteenth century as well as how contemporary educational technology is reshaping the work of instruction both in classrooms and online spaces.