Unfortunately, there’s a phenomena running rampant across college campuses nationwide that kills weekends and prevents educators from being their best. It’s called grading overload, and Linda Manning, an Associate Professor at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tennessee knows the problem as well as anyone.
“It seems like we’re grading all of the time,” Manning said. “We could save a lot of time if we didn’t have to manually grade the assignments.”
The students to whom Manning teaches Microsoft Office concepts and applications are often initially intimidated by what can be perceived as complicated software to learn thoroughly. Even more problematic is the fact the students, especially those without well-honed computer skills, often prefer one-on-one attention instructors like Manning simply don’t have because they’re tied up grading papers.
It’s why Manning has for years relied on a digital solution that solves two problems simultaneously; provide students a more effective way to learn MS Office applications while also reducing the time instructors spend manually grading student assignments.