Could Robo-Readers Be Valuable Teaching Tools?

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The debate over whether a software program can grade writing as well as a human teacher rages on, focusing mainly on whether the new technology should be used for assessment. Research is now showing that apart from whether a robo-reader spits out a grade, it could be a great tool to compel students to revise their writing. Annie Murphy Paul digs into why students take and use feedback from a computer more readily than they do from a teacher in a recent Hechinger Report column.