Education Opinion

Computerized Tutoring

By Alexander Russo — April 03, 2007 1 min read

First there was private-sector tutoring, whose evil effects we all know well. Then there was outsourced tutoring (from India, etc.), which was clearly anti-American from top to bottom. Now, according to this EdWeek story, there’s an even more pernicious tutoring variation: “machine-based” tutoring (New Breed of Digital Tutors Yielding Learning Gains). What’s next? A computerized tutoring system run by Halliburton and outsourced to India. I can see it now.

The opinions expressed in This Week In Education are strictly those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education, or any of its publications.