Eric Braude, a Metropolitan College associate professor of computer science, is designing Knowla, a “knowledge assembly” system. Knowla would allow students to respond to test questions in forms that could be automatically graded. Knowla first would dissect test material, including speeches, poems, essays or computer programs, into fragments according to the instructor’s specifications. The drag-and-drop feature will allow students to rearrange the randomly ordered fragments and see the evolving result. Knowla would score the student based on how well she reconstructs the fragments to match the original document.

4/13/10 3:48:15 PM — Boston, MA

MET Prof. Eric Braude Office Portrait

Photo by: Vernon Doucette for Boston University

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