- the use of online computer-marked assessments that extend beyond quizzes to simulation exercises, virtual labs, and other automated assessments of active student learning;
- collaborative learning environments that students create to document and assess their own learning in virtual groups;
- mechanisms, such as online automated tutors, that support and scaffold students’ evaluation of their own work and that of their peers;
- student agents who facilitate and monitor peer activities to allow students to assess and aid each other informally;
- the use of sophisticated software tools, such as latent semantic analysis (LSA) or neural networks, to machine-score even complicated materials, such as students’ essays.
Sounds like Son of Small Worlds :-)