True and False questions can be considered one of the most simple question types and are often used as ‘pause and recap’ activities throughout the online material.


Are the following statements True or False?

  1. A Rotodynamic pump is typically used for high volume, low pressure systems

  2. A Fan is simply a pump for moving air

  3. A vane pump is a positive displacement pump

Check answers

Important points:

  • A ‘qualified’ type of true/false can be used as long as rules are explained and the learners have been familiarised with them previously.
  • There can be one, or a series of true/false statements attached to an image, diagram or audio/video clip.
  • As this simple example shows, the learner has a 50% chance of guessing correctly, so T/F questions can be of limited relevance in trying to gauge how well a learner understands the material.

    Think about providing additional feedback to suit your question type to help learners understand why their answer is incorrect, or to reinforce a correct answer.

Useful links

eLearning Industry: True/False Questions: Getting Them Right

University of Texas at Austin: True-False Questions

University of Bristol: Suggestions for writing true/false questions

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