Assigning Classes

Philippe Bruhat (BooK) philippe.bruhat at
Tue Sep 10 10:42:25 BST 2013

On Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 11:24:10AM +0200, Abigail wrote:
> There's also the lazy solution: randomly assign students to classes.
> Tell them they're allowed to make any change they want, provided
> that: 1) it gets a buy-in from any student involved in the change,
> and 2) no class exceeds the max capacity and no class has just one
> student.

I'd say it's more of a distributed solution, since the work is distributed
over the computing power of the students. It also has the nice benefit
that the more dissatisfied a student initialy is, the more computing
power they'll apply to improving the solution. Which should improve the
overall satisfaction.

 Philippe Bruhat (BooK)

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