|EdTech Tool Name:||Mechanical Turk|
|Bref Description:||Brokerage service from Amazon where users can advertise for workers to do basic online tasks in a marketplace. Turkers then chose tasks and complete them (usually for a few cents a task). Mechanical Turk is part of AWS.|
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|EdTech Tool Usage Keywords:||crowd-sourcing, internet marketplace.|
|EdTech Tool Uses:||Any online tasks that can be completed relatively easily and require scale is suitable for Mechanical Turk. |
MT is one of the more bizzare parts of Amazon's commercial kingdom. One interesting application is for use in research such as for example having "Turkers" evaluate websites for usability etc. http://www.princeton.edu/~psrc/mturk.html.
|EdTech Tool Pricing Structure:||Commercial (once-off fee)|