Scoring student papers with a computer?

An interesting article from Education Week (subscription required?) says, “Study Supports Essay-Grading Technology.” Can computers really do this? Can machines to this better than humans? Any decent word processor today includes things like grammar and spelling check tools, which are important mechanics in any good paper. But, those tools don’t evaluate whether the meaning conveyed…

Education Commissioner: Kentucky committed to technology in schools

This past Friday, Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday reconfirmed the Bluegrass State’s commitment to using technology in our schools. You can read his comments, which include information about a number of interesting technology tools, here. By the way, one subject the commissioner didn’t cover was using digital learning to make summer course offerings more…

Digital learning video series begins today

Video series begins today, fosters better understanding of digital-learning’s potential to improve education (BOWLING GREEN, Ky.) – The Bluegrass Institute, Kentucky’s free market think tank, today begins releasing a series of short videos with non-technical discussions by education analyst Richard G. Innes extolling the benefits of digital learning for both schools and students. Beginning today,…