Solutions for Tight Cycles of Assessment

In general, in a learning experience stretching out over days (as spaced learning would suggest), learners want to regularly get feedback about how they’re doing. As a consequence, you want regular cycles of assessment. However, there’s a conflict.  In workplace performance we produce complex outputs (RFPs, product specs, sales proposals, strategies, etc). These still typically require human oversight to evaluate.  Yet resource limitations are likely in most such situations, so we prefer auto-marked solutions (read: multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank), etc.  How do we reconcile meaningful assessment with realistic constraints?  This is one of the questions I’ve been thinking about, and I thought I’d share my reflections with you.

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