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Grading writing: The art and science — and why computers can’t do it

Grading writing: The art and science — and why computers can’t do it | Online education | Scoop.it
Writing is a fundamental human act. What really goes into assessing it?
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Response to student writing is an art form.  It is something that requires careful thought and reflection after reading individual writer's papers and considering the audience & purpose. Essentially it's having a dialogue with an author about his/her writing.  Computers can not have this level of conversation.  

 

If we define writing assessment as something different, then maybe computers can help us...

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Open educational resources in higher education

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Education and educational resources are becoming more and more accessible to the masses.  What effect will this have?

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Why online education is mostly a fantasy

Why online education is mostly a fantasy | Online education | Scoop.it

In the end, MOOCs and online programs primarily help those who are self motivated to learn, and the vast majority of these people would have figured out how to educate themselves, whether in college or on their own, regardless of whether or not online courses are available.

 


Via Nik Peachey
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How can we differentiate in an online environment?

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Jason R Levine's comment, May 3, 2013 4:21 PM
There need not be a dichotomy of online learning and having the personalized attention of a teacher/coach. This article, and others like it, are misguided if their point is that online education will forever remain a fantasy; they are valuable articles in that they correctly note what's limiting and/or dysfunctional now to set us on course to the new "reality" of online and blended learning being superior to traditional "brick and mortar" education.
Mihail Gavrilov's curator insight, May 4, 2013 9:36 AM

интернет-обучение - преимущественно фантазии. Оно подходит только для мотивированных, целеустремленных, склонных к самостоятельному поиску знаний

silvermanmc's curator insight, May 6, 2013 1:56 PM

Learning has almost always been a social endeavor... online learning that approximates such...is potentially more effective... 

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Motivating Students

Motivating Students | Online education | Scoop.it
My students aren't motivated - how can I help them? Teachers have a lot to do with their students' motivational level. A student may arrive in class with a certain degree of motivation. But the ...
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Faculty play a role in motivating students; factors they can control include how they structure a class, their interactions with students to make them feel that they belong, projects required.  When curriculum is fixed as in many online unis - the interaction piece & sharing additional content/resources becomes the key factor in motivating students. 

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