Lecture Video link hardware

Here’s how we set up our webcams for the lecture video link.   Custom mounting a webcam isn’t a new idea, there are plenty of ‘Maker’ style sites with instructions. We’re using 2 Logitech c525 HD webcams.  They have a swivel mount so we...

More about robots

Audrey Watters (who is one smart person) has a post on the University of Akron’s robot essay grader paper.  Tossing Sabots into the Automated Essay Grading Machine It provides a good overview of the issue from both sides. My personal hightlights are: Comment IV...

One step closer to a robot teacher.

My teaching side is battling with my geek side over this. Is this a reflection of advancements in Artificial Intelligence or the inadequacies of our production line assessment processes. “can a machine that cannot draw out meaning, and cares nothing for...

Jobs vs marks

Will Work for Beer A 2009 US study suggests that full-time students who are working fewer than 20 hours a week  may, in fact, have a higher grade point average than their jobless peers.   And, this is mainly for “beer money” or other non-tuition expenses....