AI + Student Evaluations = the Future?

Digital alternatives to traditional end-of-semester student evaluations seem more numerous by the day. One new tool hopes to advance that landscape with the help of artificial intelligence.

Hubert, launched last fall and currently in use by more than 600 instructors worldwide, appears to students as a chat bot that asks questions about the quality of the class and the teaching. The conversational messenger format is designed to make students feel more comfortable sharing honest praise and criticism, and the low amount of required effort allows instructors to collect feedback at several points throughout the semester.

The instructor side is where Hubert most differs from similar products. Hubert organizes and synthesizes feedback into a report viewable on an online dashboard. Strengths and areas of improvement appear in separate columns, collated by an AI analysis of repeatedly invoked phrases and sentiments.

[ Read the full article at Inside Higher Ed. ]

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