Online Learning Update

April 26, 2013

New online learning grading software provokes excitement, skepticism

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:06 am

By MICHELLE MA, Daily Pennsylvanian

The landscape of online learning is changing fast, and its latest innovation might be both its most promising and riskiest yet. EdX, the massive open online course platform created by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, recently unveiled a new automated grading system that evaluates a student’s essay in seconds. While this is not the first time such software has been created and mobilized in the education community, it is the first time that it’s been implemented in the MOOC world. Additionally, the new software requires humans to first grade 100 essays or questions before the machine starts grading. The machine also learns from the data and continues to improve its grading techniques.

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