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MindEdge and Cognii Taking an Adaptive Approach to Essay Assessment

MindEdge and Cognii Taking an Adaptive Approach to Essay Assessment
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Online training and courseware provider MindEdge is partnering with Cognii, which specializes in assessment technology for essay-type answers, to use adaptive technology with multi-concept assessment.

In MindEdge's writing courses, Cognii will present students with a series of formative exercises around thesis writing; their responses will then be compared to expected answers. Students will be provided with real-time feedback as the software assesses which key concepts are present or absent in their responses. Students will be "coached" by Cognii until their thesis statement matches the model.

MindEdge is piloting these exercises in Composition I and II courses among its higher education partners.

"Education today is going through disruption, however, assessment is still dominated by a century-old multiple-choice format," said Dee Kanejiya, Cognii's founder and CEO, in a press release. We believe it's the right time to reimagine the possibilities of learning and assessment in the digital landscape with the help of cognitive computing and AI (artificial intelligence) technologies."

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