April 12, 2013
In Ed Tech News today, there is a story of how edX has used AI to create essay-grading software and offers it for FREE. My question is how well this works in a MOOC or large-enrollment class to reduce instructor workload.
Making the software available for free to any institution that wants to use it, edX outlined benefits of the program, such as:
-being a useful pedagogical tool, freeing up time for instructors and teachers
-allowing students to write essays multiple times, which would improve the quality of their work, and
-providing instant feedback, rather than making students wait days — or even weeks — for graded essays
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