Press Coverage of Research

Much of the press coverage of my and my colleagues' work has focused on applying AI in education, particularly automated essay scoring and feedback.  Some has been quite complementary about the successes and potential uses of the research and resulting applications.  Some has been critical, much under the mistaken assumption that the goal is for the software to replace teachers.  It is not.  The goal is to allow students to receive high quality feedback faster while allowing teachers to know which students are having difficulties and providing the teachers with more time to help those that need it.


·     CNBC and MSNBC Nightly news with Brian Williams, four minute news story with interview 

·     KNBC TV Los Angeles 

·     Albuquerque NBC 5:00 news,


·     NPR Weekend Edition  More States Opting to Robo-Grade Student Essays by Computer

·     AP News Radio 

·     Radio 5 (UK) Live interview 

·     BBC World Service Taped interview 

·     BBC Scotland Live Interview 

·     KCPW NPR (Salt Lake City/Park City) 20 minute live discussion on the Don Gomes public affairs hour 

·     Quirks and Quarks (CBC Science program) 15 minute interview with host of the program

· The Edtech Podcast: #94 - What is AI & what has it got to do with me


·     New York Times Facing a robo-grader?

·     Washington Post. Article on the controversy over evaluation of automated scoring 4/24/14,   Front page article 10/14/98,   Editorial

·     USA Today . Software makes the grade on essays   

·     AP and Washington Post news wire distributed and published in many (>100) other newspapers

·     Los Angeles Times 

·     Denver Post 

·     Le Monde Deux professeurs américains ont conçu un logiciel de correction automatique des copies

·     London Times 

·     Daily Telegraph, London 

·     International Herald Tribune 

·     Las Cruces Sun News 


·     Chronicle of Higher Education 

·     Science Computers as Writing Instructors

·     APA Monitor 

·     Wired News 

·     Business Week

•  Language Magazine  The Agency of Artificial Intelligence

·     Lingua Franca 

·     Forbes Magazine Making the grade and Is Collaborative Problem Solving The Key Skill For The Fourth Industrial Revolution?

·     Education Week  Software said to grade essays for content 

·     New Scientist Magazine 

·     Teacher Magazine 

·     Gettingsmart.com   How formative feedback supports writing-to-learn   Knowing the score:  Actionable Assessment from student writing 

    Less grading, more teaching, deeper learning

·     Teacher Magazine

·     Discover Magazine.  Detecting autism risk in baby babbles.