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TitleSupporting intense needs of assessment in computer programming disciplines
Author(s)Brito, Miguel António Sousa Abrunhosa de
Soares, Filipe de Sá
KeywordsProgramming education
e-Learning platform
Learning and teaching computer programming to novice students
Assessment frequency
Learning management system
Issue date4-Jul-2012
CitationBrito, M. A. and F. de Sá-Soares (2012). Supporting Intense Needs of Assessment in Computer Programming Disciplines. Proceedings of TECH-EDUCATION 2012 - 3rd International Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, Quality of Education and Education Reform, Barcelona (Spain).
Abstract(s)After several years of experience teaching computer programming disciplines, the major insight about how to succeed became very clear. Students must work in a weekly flawless base. Instead, students tend to study occasionally with strong peeks of work at assessment eves. However, implementing assessments in a weekly base requires a lot of resources and that is not easy to obtain. At an earlier stage, a sequence of experiments proved the influence of weekly assessment in students’ success in computer programming disciplines. A methodology to guide the weekly rhythm was developed and finally an automated assessment tool solved the problem of lack of resources.
TypeConference paper
DescriptionCompleted research paper
AccessOpen access
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