• Posts Tagged ‘technology’

    Books on Tape

    by  • November 20, 2012 • Articles • 0 Comments

    The real problem with the online revolution in education isn’t that it threatens to destroy higher education. It is that the success of that revolution reveals how thoroughly higher education has already been abandoned.

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    Mavis Beacon Teaches Philosophy

    by  • May 18, 2012 • Observations • 0 Comments

    First machine-gradable essays, now machine-teachable philosophy. Soon you will be able to get a degree in philosophy (yes, you read that right) from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro without having to step foot on campus. And part of it will be taught by a virtual intelligence program.

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    ELIZA Is Pleased With Your Essay

    by  • May 8, 2012 • Articles • 2 Comments

    The announcement last month that computers score essay tests as reliably as human beings sent waves through the blogosphere. While not quite Deep Blue’s 1997 shaming of chess champion Garry Kasparov, getting to the level of Mac Hack is still a pretty impressive feat. And every article has discussed the machine graders’ limitations. But...

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    Shut the Blinds

    by  • May 1, 2012 • Articles • 0 Comments

    I must confess: I hate PowerPoint. It’s not that I hate instructional technology. I have never had students turn in hard copies of their essays. Inserting comments directly into their documents is easier and allows me to edit my (or my teaching assistant’s) words. Doing this through a course website that is integrated into...

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