Friday, May 13, 2005

QuickTake: Computer Software to Grade Papers

Dr. Ed Brent is a professor of sociology at the University of Missouri, Columbia with too many papers to grade. The onerous task of grading all those student papers in his large classes led him to develop a computerized essay grading program--human eyes not needed and each paper graded in seconds. Listen to Professor Brent discuss his creation in a National Public Radio audio file.


Blogger Dr. Tammy said...

Interesting. I have heard of similar software which can scan for "common themes" when analyzing qualitative research data. I look forward to reading more...

3:46 PM  
Blogger Raquel.S said...

It's a resolution for the Professor, but maybe a better resolution would be to have smaller classes, so he could read the papers. If the software is going to be grading the papers then their will be less feedback.

10:42 AM  

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