This column describes an evaluation technique that keeps learners active at the session's end. It was first described by the statistician Frederick Mosteller, who called them minute reports (the word minute suggesting they take little time). In reality, the process takes 5 to 10 minutes.
A minute report asks learners to answer three to five mostly open-ended questions. Open-ended questions are preferable for two reasons. The first is that locating/recalling information and using it to