From the Field - Student Assessment

Photo of students discussing The Muddiest Point

In 1989, Frederick Mosteller's article, "The 'Muddiest Point in the Lecture' as a Feedback Device," appeared in On Teaching and Learning: The Journal of the Harvard-Danforth Center, Vol. 3, 1989, pp. 10–21.

Mosteller, a statistics professor at Harvard, advocated using the last three or four minutes of every class to ask students these three questions:

This can be adapted to the online environment in a variety of ways. Read Dr. David Brown's adaptation from Campus Technology Magazine >>

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Discussion Question: What feedback strategy do you find most effective in your online classroom?


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