How are AI paper graders helping e-learning?

There have been many improvements in e-learning solutions around the world, but such solutions can yield better results when artificial intelligence (AI) is used. AI has proven to be extremely effective. Machine learning has become a part of our daily lives. Whenever we use the app to order food, it gives an estimated cost of delivery time. If we’ve ever ordered from the app before, it saves this information and provides an estimate based on it. Machine learning is now used to create better e-learning solutions. The reason why AI teachers are being used as an alternative in evaluating test papers is because:

1. AI is good for evaluating students

Teachers are also using machine learning because it helps them. Teachers can evaluate students, but it is better when computers do the same thing. Through artificial intelligence, computers can give students deep insights into how they learn. It helps them evaluate areas where a student needs improvement.

When machine learning algorithms are used in e-learning solutions, they can store and evaluate data about a student, such as whether they are weak in grammar or spelling. Thus, when programs are created based on this data, their evaluations can be quickly tested. Assessments can also be made to help the student understand the subject.

Artificial intelligence is also used to identify which students have cheated. Sometimes teachers can’t detect if a student’s assignment has been completed by someone else, but AI can. It can analyze student handwriting and find out if it is original. Someone may have completed the test in the student’s handwriting, which a machine learning algorithm can detect by analyzing the scanned copy of the answer sheet.

2. Lack of human evaluator

Here, a computer-based assessment is more useful because it does not evaluate students based on handwriting. However, in the case of MOOC, handwritten e-learning assessment is used [1]. But the problem is how to get the evaluator. Students can upload their written assessment to an LMS. Essay-based questions examine advanced cognitive processes that MCQs cannot, so the former must be included.

Thus, AI is helping to better test the e-learning solution, as the supply of human assessors may be less. By using AI for this purpose, teachers and instructors have more time to spend with students. Because AI has taken up the work of grading examination. AI can help universities to grade admission papers submitted by students. Teachers no longer have the responsibility to separate the scanned answer sheets submitted by the students. As part of the e-learning solution, AI is used to test multiple questions submitted by students / staff.

In the traditional method of checking assessment, two teachers were given the task of grading the script of the same test. This method ensured that the students did not face any bias while examining the answers. Although this method protected the interests of the students, it was time consuming for the teachers. But due to the AI-based grading solution, reducing the time of teachers did not affect the quality of assessment.

3. Saves a teacher time

Students may also have difficulty navigating e-learning solutions. They may have questions that need to be answered in real time, but teachers do not have the time. So even when teachers are busy attending other sessions, staff / students can get answers via chatbot. Chatbots are like virtual instructors who can browse the entire e-learning content for students to find answers.

Virtual tutors created with artificial intelligence are also proving to be helpful. This is because they can recognize any pressure in the student’s voice. Thus, teachers learn when a student needs attention. Teachers understand students’ behavior through an emotion recognition AI algorithm that lets them know if a student understands something through their facial expressions and voices.

The essays do not offer any help to the students as opposed to MCQ’S

Students need to be tested to improve their comprehension, and essays make this easier because students need to think before writing anything. Unlike MCQ, students do not get any help from the various options presented. However, students should be given a deadline to answer essay-based questions, such as 10-15 minutes. Also, they should be given some hints about what to write in their answers so that they do not write answers to vague or unrelated articles. Students should not write rubbish on the answer sheet to prolong the answer.

What are AI Paper Graders?

A paper grader is a software solution that is used for this purpose. This software even provides accurate scores for research papers. This software collects all the parameters used for grading through assignments checked by the professors. It uses the same metrics to evaluate student papers. AI paper grading software never gets old because it constantly updates itself by scanning the answer sheets checked by a human assessor. Also, there is no problem in understanding the handwriting of the software as it has an optical character recognition feature. It also helps to evaluate answers in different languages; So there is no need to hire a multilingual assessor of the university.

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[1] What has boosted e-learning in the last few years?

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