Friday, 5 April 2013

Towards democratisation of education


An interesting story picked up from geek news portal /. introduces a new AI system that will grade students essays at the click of button, enabling teachers to take break but also allowing for a more transparent grading system.  This system will be accessible online through edX's free online courses portal.  The system will also allow students to retake the test in order to improve their score.  We can imagine a world where such scores will be taken as reference for eligibility to further education or even job applications.  The work was carried out by edX, a nonprofit collaboration between MIT and Havard.