The Chemical Educator
ISSN: 1430-4171 (electronic version)
Abstract Volume 12
Issue 6 (2007) pp 419-420
Chemistry Question Generator
Steven D. Gammon
Department of Chemistry, Western Washington University,
Bellingham, WA 98225, Steven.Gammon@wwu.edu
Published online: 12 October 2007
Abstract. The Chemistry Question Generator is a computer program (Microsoft Windows 2000 or newer operating system) that chemistry and science instructors can use to quickly generate templates for the creation of multiple choice (MC) problems. The MC questions that are generated using the program templates can be copied directly into word processing programs or any other program that accepts the pasting of formatted text. Once a template has been created, it can be reused or modified to create an infinite number of problems. This program is particularly useful when an instructor needs to create many versions of a particular problem for homework or exams (online or traditional). It is also valuable for developing problems of a type that are used on a continual basis in a particular class; where the instructor wants variety of problems with a minimum of extra work. For example, in introductory chemistry: titration problems, stoichiometry problems, and kinetics problems lend themselves well to using this program.
Key Words: Computers in Chemistry; general chemistry; software; chemistry instruction; testing; assessment; creating exam questions
(*) Corresponding author. (E-mail: Steven.Gammon@wwu.edu)
Supporting Materials:The supporting materials include the computer program in a zip file, installation instruction, how to run the program, and hints and general instructions. (22 MB).
Issue date: December