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Toward the Automatic Assessment of Text Exercises

Jan Philip Bernius, Bernd Bruegge
2019 Software Engineering  
We introduce a concept for automatic assessment of text exercises using machine learning techniques. Also, we describe our plans to use this concept in a case study with 1900 students.  ...  This paper argues that automated assessment provides more individual feedback for students, combined with quicker feedback and grading cycles.  ...  EVALUATION APPROACH We plan to conduct a case study to evaluate the automated assessment quality in the Introduction to Software Engineering (EIST) lecture taught at the Technical University of Munich  ... 
dblp:conf/se/BerniusB19 fatcat:shrznpt2yfdkzgbsxcyoyst6vi

Improving Regression Testing Transparency and Efficiency with History-Based Prioritization -- An Industrial Case Study

Emelie Engström, Per Runeson, Andreas Ljung
2011 2011 Fourth IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation  
Method: A case study was launched including: identification of important factors for prioritization and selection of test cases, implementation of the method, and a quantitative and qualitative evaluation  ...  testing was proposed as a basis for automating regression test selection, for the purpose of improving transparency and test efficiency, at the function test level in a large scale software development  ...  If a test case often reveal defects it may indicate that it exercises parts of the software where new defects often appear.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icst.2011.27 dblp:conf/icst/EngstromRL11 fatcat:risvzkhey5ch7bhu3sxt3tu3vi

Learning theory in practice: case studies of learner-centered design

Elliot Soloway, Nancy Scala, Shari L. Jackson, Jonathan Klein, Chris Quintana, James Reed, Jeff Spitulnik, Steven J. Stratford, Scott Studer, Jim Eng
1996 Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems common ground - CHI '96  
We demonstrate the application of our methodology by presenting two case studies of LCD in practice.  ...  The design of software for learners must be guided by educational theory.  ...  Acknowledgments This research has been supported by the National Science Foundation (RED 9353481 and IRI 9117084), the National Physical Science Consortium, and the University of Michigan.  ... 
doi:10.1145/238386.238476 dblp:conf/chi/SolowayJKQRSSSES96 fatcat:2fsojoygjfa2hg5lb2eyajnxde

Crafting a Rich and Personal Blending Learning Environment - An Institutional Case Study from a STEM Perspective
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Su White, Hugh C. Davis, Kate Dickens, Sarah Fielding
2013 Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computer Supported Education  
This paper presents a case study of a curriculum development exercise undertaken in a STEM subject area at a research-intensive UK university.  ...  Since the module addresses professional issues, a strong emphasis is being placed on establishing authentic learning activities and realistic use of prominent social tools.  ...  This paper has provided a case study of such an activity, where a specific objective of the team  ... 
doi:10.5220/0004388901420147 dblp:conf/csedu/WhiteDDF13 fatcat:5h3mejwjjnetrip6pv3l4mcudy

A Structural Approach to Assess Graph-Based Exercises [chapter]

Rúben Sousa, José Paulo Leal
2015 Communications in Computer and Information Science  
This paper proposes a structure driven approach to assess graph-based exercises.  ...  However, the motivation for developing this algorithm is to combine it with other assessment models, such as the test case model used for programming language assessment.  ...  Cincia e a Tecnologia (FCT).  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-27653-3_18 fatcat:eipe64dr2rc2tcf2rbymryvd6y

A Tool for Assisted Correction of Programming Exercises in Java Based in Computational Reflection

Francisco Alan De Oliveira Santos
2018 Journal on Computational Thinking (JCThink)  
METHOD: A case study was carried out with two classes of a computer sciencecourse.  ...  INTRODUCTION: This work reports on the creation and use of a tool to verify compliance in java programming exercises.  ...  The main objective of tis paper is attesting the effectiveness of using computational reflection to automatically correct programming exercises, to fulfill this purpose, this article presents a case study  ... 
doi:10.14210/jcthink.v2.n1.p51 fatcat:mjpr226yz5fltheylczkdpjcxa

Automated Assessment of Android Exercises with Cloud-native Technologies

Daniel Bruzual, Maria L. Montoya Freire, Mario Di Francesco
2020 Proceedings of the 2020 ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education  
This article presents a novel system for automated assessment of Android exercises with cloud-native technologies.  ...  Furthermore, the devised system employs software containers and scales with the availability of resources in a data center, which is essential for massive open online courses.  ...  The authors would like to thank: Jan-Mikael Rybicki and Lauri Malmi for their feedback on a preliminary version of this article; Manoj Kumar, Prasant Sukumar, Gopika Premsankar, Teemu Lehtinen, Mikko Hakala  ... 
doi:10.1145/3341525.3387430 dblp:conf/iticse/BruzualFF20 fatcat:7wb5zp6sibhadi5n4m26fgx6nu

Do Students Turn Over Their Rights When They Turn in Their Papers? A Case Study of Turnitin.com

Stephen Sharon
2009 Social Science Research Network  
A CASE STUDY OF TURNITIN.COM Stephen Sharon* Turnitin is a rapidly growing online anti-plagiarism service subscribed to by thousands of schools in the United States.  ...  As is often the case, there is no bright line rule for fair use cases, 8 6 and at least one attorney believes extreme caution should always be exercised.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.1396725 fatcat:gxyfmstspbc5bosfzjxlq3gi5a

Introducing performance engineering by means of tools and practical exercises

Alexander Ufimtsev, Trevor Parsons, Lucian Patcas, John Murphy, Liam Murphy
2006 Proceedings of the 2006 conference of the Center for Advanced Studies on Collaborative research - CASCON '06  
In this paper we document how performance engineering was introduced to the students through practical exercises, and how these exercises relate to industry problems.  ...  IT specialists need to be educated with a basic degree of performance engineering knowledge, so they are aware of why and how certain design and development decisions can lead to poor performance of the  ...  For example over 80% of the students would have got a second class honours grade one or higher in this course.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1188966.1189019 dblp:conf/cascon/UfimtsevPPMM06 fatcat:nsnelnobqzajtf53fzi3hzpo5m

Yet Another Programming Exercises Interoperability Language (Short Paper)

José Carlos Paiva, Ricardo Queirós, José Paulo Leal, Jakub Swacha, Pedro Rangel Henriques, Alberto Simões
2020 Symposium on Languages, Applications and Technologies  
To this end, it builds upon an existing open format named PExIL, by mitigating its weaknesses and extending its support for a handful of exercise types.  ...  This paper introduces Yet Another Programming Exercises Interoperability Language (YAPExIL), a JSON format that aims to: (1) support several kinds of programming exercises behind traditional blank sheet  ...  the test cases to validate a solution (i.e., test_generator).  ... 
doi:10.4230/oasics.slate.2020.14 dblp:conf/slate/PaivaQLS20 fatcat:koipih6khrb7hglnnnzcknfp2u

Designing Multimodal User-Interfaces for Effective E-Learning in the School Primary Stages Applied on Real Fractions

Salaheddin Odeh, Omar Qaraeen
2009 International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET)  
Finally, the paper will conclude with a brief summary of a usability testing carried out to compare the developed elearning user-interface with the traditional learning approach.  ...  this contribution focuses on the development and design of e-learning tools for school students in primary stages through dealing and considering the math of real fractions, which presents an example of  ...  proves that e-learning tools are beneficial for students in primary stages through usability testing.  ... 
doi:10.3991/ijet.v4i2.274 fatcat:2v5diz7cvnc5bcyspe3ho7re4m

Self-Learning Geometric Transformations: A Framework for the "Before and After" Style of Exercises

José Saúl González-Campos, Joan Arnedo-Moreno, Jordi Sánchez-Navarro
2022 Mathematics  
The pattern, together with specific constraints to reduce the domain into a finite set of cases, allows the automatic exercises generation, evaluation, and real-time feedback.  ...  Two pieces of software, called GTVisualizer and GTCards, were developed to empirically test the proposed framework embedding it in a gaming environment.  ...  Additionally, the proposed restrictions will facilitate the automatic generation of exercises and a mechanized evaluation of solutions by software tools aimed at easing the GTs learning.  ... 
doi:10.3390/math10111859 fatcat:jskrts4wcrdw5obu3yfmqz6mqe

Multi-Perspective Study of Novice Learners Adopting the Visual Algorithm Simulation Exercise System TRAKLA2

Mikko-Jussi LAAKSO, Tapio SALAKOSKI, Linda GRANDELL, Xuemei QIU, Ari KORHONEN, Lauri MALMI
2005 Informatics in Education. An International Journal  
Using TRAKLA2 they got acquainted with a completely new system for solving exercises that provided them with automatic feedback and the possibility to resubmit their solutions.  ...  This paper presents results from three interrelated studies focusing on introducing TRAKLA2 to students taking courses on data structures and algorithms at the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University  ...  Compared to the situation at HUT this was a major cultural change: at HUT automatically assessed algorithm simulation exercises have been used since 1991 using the older TRAKLA tool, and this type of exercises  ... 
doi:10.15388/infedu.2005.04 fatcat:rceqdoiz3jconnif6k6iziqxce

A Method to Automate the Prediction of Student Academic Performance from Early Stages of the Course

Alicia Nieto-Reyes, Rafael Duque, Giacomo Francisci
2021 Mathematics  
The methodology is applied to a real case study obtaining a success rate in the predictions of over the 80%.  ...  The case study was carried out in the field of Human-computer Interaction.The results indicate that the methodology could be of special interest to develop software systems that process the data generated  ...  Informed Consent Statement: This study does not involve personal information. Grades have been treated confidentially according to the regulations of the University of Cantabria.  ... 
doi:10.3390/math9212677 fatcat:2lxy735ohvbp7dunzzoo4jogba

Evaluation Methods and Techniques for ELearning Software for School Students in Primary Stages

Salaheddin Odeh, Omar Qaraeen
2007 International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET)  
The objectives ofsuch a mathematical program designed for school students inprimary stages are to encourage them to study mathematicsthrough introducing a lot of examples and exercises that aid themto  ...  This investigation is concerned with the evaluationof an e-learning program developed as an educational tool for theprimary grades in real factors in mathematics.  ...  For testing the e-learning education system, we took a sample of students from primary grades with different abilities to know the influence of our tool on their cognitive, perceptual and learning abilities  ... 
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