April 12, 2013

The Planet Earth

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.

ETNews says:

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

See it at:

http://educationtechnews.com/essay-grading-software-are-you-in-or-out/

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