No, Software Still Can’t Grade Student Essays

One of the great white whales of computer-managed education and testing is the dream of robo-scoring, software that can grade a piece of writing as easily and efficiently as software can score multiple choice questions. Robo-grading would be swift, cheap, and consistent. The only problem after all these years is that it still can’t be … Read more

University switches off social media to help student well-being

A university is switching off all its social media channels for a few days as an example to encourage its students to try their own “digital detox”. De Montfort University, in Leicester, wants to highlight how “unrestrained social media use” can be harmful to the mental health of young people. The university operates nine different … Read more

Kerala: Vice-Chancellors to discuss student harassment in self-financing institutions

In a Facebook post, State Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said a situation would be created in self-financing institutions to enable students to study without fear. In picture, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan (File photo) RELATED STORIES DU to introduce fresh admission criterion in upcoming session DU plans to launch mobile app to monitor student attendance Kashmir: … Read more

Gujarat government to provide Rs 200 crore for student innovation policy

It is widely speculated that the policy, which is all set to roll out, will support students to realise their innovative ideas into reality. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijaybhai Rupani. RELATED STORIES IITs want to introduce executive M.Tech Mehbooba Mufti announces ex-gratia relief of Rs 5 lakh, jobs to victims of Kashmir unrest Telangana to mark … Read more

Student Islamic Organisation writes to MCI to conduct NEET in Urdu

As of December 21, NEET can be conducted in eight languages namely – English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu and Tamil. Representational image. Source: RELATED STORIES IIT-Madras websites get hacked, pro-Pak message displayed: Shocking! Delhi records rise in number of students Smriti Irani lays foundation stone of NIFT Panchkula Centre Five new universities … Read more