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How Writing Can Help Close the Achievement Gap: An Interview with Turnitin’s Elijah Mayfield

Ed Surge – Wendy McMahon

“You might expect Turnitin’s Vice President of New Technologies, Elijah Mayfield, to have a lifelong penchant for technology. But Mayfield’s true passion is language—particularly writing. Mayfield spent his grad school years studying natural language processing, computational linguistics, and machine learning. He also spent time consulting for high profile companies like CTB McGraw-Hill and College Board, which wanted to learn more about student writing. Those combined experiences led him to one key realization: writing is a core skill that many students haven’t mastered—and for a variety of reasons don’t have the opportunity to master—leaving many students at a disadvantage.”(more)

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