Scott Rapp

Scott Rapp

Scott Rapp is co-founder of the adaptive language learning platform, Instreamia, and edtech enthusiast. He is also teaching Spanish to thousands in the adaptive SpanishMOOC.

Published in Concepts
I have become an educator and I am teaching a Spanish MOOC with over 1,000 students! They submit weekly assignments that are to be hand graded, and I alone simply cannot meet the task of grading these assignments. Obviously there is no silver bullet, and no proven technology to automatically grade writing assignments. So, out of necessity, we developed a process to ease our burden as teachers grading assignments.
Published in Concepts
Last month, the NY Times declared 2012 as the year of the MOOC. With so many educators and students involved in these courses, we should think about how we can best convert the university course experience to this new, scalable online experience. For simplicity, let's break the process of transferring knowledge into three parts: instruction, coaching, and assessment / feedback.