A shift in education? Bringing automation software to the classroom

EdX, a Boston-based nonprofit is bringing automation to the classroom. Assessments containing essays will be graded not by humans, but by computers.

If you thought standardized tests were an ill-equipped way to quantify and qualify statistics, then our next development of technology is no better…

Writing is subjective. How can software grade style? In my opinion, this is one way to weed out the disenfranchised non conformists. What will this mean for future leaders in the classroom? Will you be replaced by robots too?

To the Professionals Against Machine Scoring of Student Essays in High-Stakes Assessments I join you and Noam Chomsky in stopping automated assessments.

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One thought on “A shift in education? Bringing automation software to the classroom

  1. In light of the cheating scandal in Atlanta, robo-graders may have to be considered. I agree that writing is subjective and no computer program can yet understand the emotions of characters. However, the system of determining aspects of writing, such as grammmar and syntax, vocabulary, and punctuation could possibly be graded by the computer. It still warrants some discussion.

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