Separating the Personal from the Personalized

Posted by on Aug 27, 2012 in Up for Debate | No Comments

On the Will Richardson’s distinction between Personal Learning and Personalized Learning.

Grading Automated Essay Scoring Programs- Part III: Classrooms

Posted by on Apr 18, 2012 in Up for Debate | No Comments

I arrive at the final of my three part series of Automated Essay Score Predictors.In this final post, I offer a scenario of how Automated Essay Score Predictors could be used in a progressive history course in an elite private school.

Grading Automated Essay Scoring Programs- Part I (@bjfr)

Posted by on Apr 14, 2012 in Recent Reports | No Comments

Automated Essay Scoring software programs can grade essays as well as humans. That was one of the key findings from a new Hewlett Foundation study of Automated Essay Scoring (AES) tools produced by eight commercial vendors and one open source entry from Carnegie Mellon University.

Which Facts Do We Need?

Posted by on Feb 13, 2012 in Assessment, Digital Divide, Teaching | One Comment

Today was my first “real” class with my MIT students in 11.125, Understanding and Evaluating Education. They are a bright, thoughtful, engaged group, and I am really looking forward to getting to know them better and learning from them. I awoke and flipped open my iPad to check the news, and was delighted to see […]