I often experiment with how to use multiple choice exercises in creative and effective ways.

One reason is because I create weekly ones for English Language Learners at the New York Times Learning Network.

Another is because I sometimes have students create ones for their classmates.

David Deubelbeiss has what I think is a great idea on how to make multiple choice questions more learner-friendly and effective.

And Jason Renshaw has come up with other ways.

A conversation about this very topic arose on Twitter this morning, and I thought I’d share a few, though not all, of the related tweets, and also invite readers to share their own ideas in the comments section: