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Outsourced grading comes to college

April 8, 2010

Virtual-TA, a service of a company called EduMetry Inc., wants to relieve professors and teaching assistants of a traditional and sometimes tiresome task of grading students' papers.

The graders working for EduMetry, based in a Virginia suburb of Washington, are concentrated in India, Singapore, and Malaysia, along with some in the United States and elsewhere. They do their work online and communicate with professors via e-mail.

The company advertises that its graders hold advanced degrees and can quickly turn around assignments with sophisticated commentary.

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