Now and then I like reviewing the numbers and see if there are any trends. With the new "lesson efficiency" measure, I thought it would be a good time to go over the numbers from the Pittsburgh workshops (12/29, 3/10, 3/13, and 7/24).
Comics collected: 83
Student efficiency: 8.3
Maximum possible produced: 130
Lesson efficiency: 83/130 = 0.64
The 12/29 Workshop is a clear case of downward bias: the comics collected were far less than the comics produced. Based on the enthusiasm the kids demonstrated in this workshop, the true number is probably closer to 0.8 or 0.9.
Comics collected: 93
Student efficiency: 11.625
Maximum possible produced: 128
Lesson efficiency: 93/128 = 0.73
Note that it's also possible the maximum possible was 88, not 128, which would set the efficiency at 1.06.
Comics collected: 129
Student efficiency: 11.73
Maximum possible produced: 121
Lesson efficiency: 1.07
In the case of both 3/10 and 3/13, the efficiency ratings were helped by collecting original comics in addition to the pre-drawn templates.
Comics collected: 128
Student efficiency: 9.85
Maximum possible produced: 143
Lesson efficiency: 0.90
Another way I increase efficiency: several templates are actually two comics in one, so when a participant completes one of those, it counts as two comics collected instead of one. My use of these in the workshops is definitely a factor in these relatively high efficiency measures.