Author Archives: Elijah Mayfield

About Elijah Mayfield

Founder of LightSIDE Labs, a small company in Pittsburgh focusing on machine learning for automated writing assessment in education. Also a Ph.D. student at Carnegie Mellon's Language Technologies Institute, though that role is, by necessity, on hold for awhile.

Getting students useful feedback from machine learning

By Elijah MayfieldMore Posts (2) Last month, I wrote this narrow defense of automated essay grading, hoping to clear the air on a new and controversial technology. In that post’s prolific comments section, Laura Gibbs made a comment echoing what I’ve heard from … Continue reading

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Six Ways the edX Announcement Gets Automated Essay Grading Wrong

By Elijah MayfieldMore Posts (2) Last week, edX made a splashy spectacle of an announcement about automated essay grading, leaving educators fuming. Let’s rethink their claims.  “Give Professors a break,” the New York Times suggested in this joint press release … Continue reading

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