Robo-Grading Essays with EdX Discern: A Middle Path with Our New Robot Overlords

Recently MOOC provider EdX unveiled Discern, a tool for automatically grading written student work like essays and short answer questions. The NY Times article aptly captures the resulting hullabaloo from all sides as people envision a world where robots grade students’ papers. Proponents of robo-grading point to the prompt feedback and scalability that it brings […]

Beast Bloggers Content Plan

Image by solbronumberone via Flickr This is a presentation I made to help my Beast Bloggers’ Support Group create a Content Plan for their blogs. I wanted them to take a broad view of their objectives and strengths as they develop their blogging identities. I had them list out their objectives, brainstorm a few general […]