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Deus ex machina? A professor’s encounter with automated essay grading

When: February 25, 2014, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Where: Charlotte Frank Classroom (1203 HE)
Topic(s): Assess student work

Presenter(s): Matt Baker, Department of Economics; Respondents: Dennis Paoli, Reading/Writing Center; Martin Chodorow, Department of Psychology

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From our presenter Matt Baker:

In the fall of 2013, I used an online automated essay grading software called `SAGrader’ in my course `ECO 370 – Economics of the Law’. I detail my reasons for using the software. I also describe some of the (unexpected) benefits, problems, and student complaints that came up during the course of the semester. Based on my experiences, I conclude with a sketch of my beliefs about the role automated essay grading can, and should, play in higher education.

 

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