May 17, 2004

They're Grading my Courses in India

Yup. I hate grading student work, even though most of what I squeezed out of students this semester looks quite good. Hate it.

So I followed a link that came in with the spam and found my way to College Prof OutSourcerors, a small firm in Bangalore. There they have rooms full of highly educated evaluators who are assigning grades in my three classes for about $4/hour. Since all work is turned in to me electronically and there are rubrics for each assignment, all I had to do was to FTP the student files and give OutSourcerors the course URLs. For $100 per course, I'm getting to watch Stargate SG-1 instead of deciding whether that WebQuest gets a 91 or a 92. Why didn't I do this years ago?

Well, I wish. But in wistfully looking for such a place (instead of actually grading) I came upon this article about White-collar Poetry Jobs Moving Overseas. Could happen.

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At 12:48 AM, Anonymous said...

>> There they have rooms full of highly educated evaluators who
>> are assigning grades in my three classes for about $4/hour.

But... that's not what the Prince of Nigeria told me!

--Michael

 

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