THE TEACHER’S ROLE IN THE BATTLE OF THE INTELLIGENT MACHINES
Authors: Andrej Šorgo
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For most educators, grading and marking assignments are not high on their wish lists for their teaching routines. In the context of learning, the same can be said for their students, where examinations are associated with feelings such as insecurity, anxiety, fear, and stress. For diverse reasons, such as allowing students to self-assess their knowledge or providing homework, many teachers who are more advanced in the application of ICT, are already putting quizzes and tests online. Nowadays, such tests are in most cases delivered and assessed automatically, with an automatic system. Often, such basic systems provide feedback to the students if an answer is correct and a summary of the outcome. So far, so good ˗ after testing, students know what they still have to learn and what they have already learned. Equally, teachers get the same information about the students. In this way, a teacher’s time can be spent on better purpose. However, the drawback is that tests are uniform in the format of the templates provided by the system, the philosophy of test construction and the grading by their developers. Additionally, if not controlled, such tests can even be answered by people other than the target students.