Tag Archives: Machine learning

More Blogging on Automated Essay Grading

Sometime guest blogger and friend of e-Literate Elijah Mayfield has another great post up on using machine learning tools in the service of improving student writing over at his company blog. However you may feel about the technology, the exploration that … Continue reading

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Blackboard Analytics Update

In my last post, I promised that I would give an update specifically on the state of Blackboard’s learning analytics. Well, here you go. This is a summary of what I learned about their product from a chat with Mark … Continue reading

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Getting students useful feedback from machine learning

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 every teacher I speak to. … Continue reading

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Six Ways the edX Announcement Gets Automated Essay Grading Wrong

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 from edX, Harvard, and MIT. … Continue reading

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A Taxonomy of Adaptive Analytics Strategies

I almost never quote a blog post in its entirety, but this one from Dan Meyer is so good that I just can’t bear to cut a single word: Stephanie Simon, reporting for Reuters on inBloom and SXSWedu: Does Johnny … Continue reading

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