Writing the assignments I would like to mark ...

Dear academic colleague ... do you write the kind of assignments that you hate to mark. If so, shame on you. Having a passionate dislike for marking more that I have to mark, the more I have discovered that if it takes too long to mark. Chances are it takes the students too long to complete. If it takes them too long to complete, the chances of the assessment fairly reflecting what they know diminishes exponentially over time taken.

Has anyone ever measured marking time and compared it to the success/satisfaction of students?

While I do not claim (by any means whatsoever) to have created the perfect marking time vs student contribution solution. I am sure there is some form of value index in there.

Examinations, can be time consuming at the marking end.

Computer marked assessments can be time consuming at the creation end.

Essay questions can be quick to create, yet a swine to mark.

So, what are your thoughts.





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