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Muddiest Point and Minute Paper

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This session will cover two classic formative assessment techniques that can be used in their original paper-based form or be souped-up with technology for use in classroom, hybrid, or online classes. Muddiest Point is a quick monitoring technique in which students are asked to take a few minutes to write down the most difficult or confusing part of a lesson, lecture, or reading. It is simple to create and facilitate. Instructors can quickly check for items that need to be clarified. At the same time, students can reflect on their own learning. Muddiest Point is especially helpful with new information and complicated procedures. To use the Minute Paper technique, the instructor stops class two or three minutes early and asks students to respond briefly to some variation on the following two questions: “What was the most important thing you learned during this class?” and “What important question remains unanswered?” Getting the instructor’s feedback on their Minute Papers helps students learn how experts in each discipline distinguish the major points from the details. The Minute Paper also ensures that students will raise questions that can be addressed in time to facilitate further learning.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 10:00am to 11:00am

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Workshops, Faculty / Staff


Distance Education and Instructional Technology

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