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Author Higgins, Colin A. ♦ Gray, Geoffrey ♦ Symeonidis, Pavlos ♦ Tsintsifas, Athanasios
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2005
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Computer-based assessment ♦ Formative and summative assessment ♦ Online assessment
Abstract This article reports on the design, implementation, and usage of the CourseMarker (formerly known as CourseMaster) courseware Computer Based Assessment (CBA) system at the University of Nottingham. Students use CourseMarker to solve (programming) exercises and to submit their solutions. CourseMarker returns immediate results and feedback to the students. Educators author a variety of exercises that benefit the students while offering practical benefits. To date, both educators and students have been hampered by CBA software that has been constructed to assess text-based or multiple-choice answers only. Although there exist a few CBA systems with some capability to automatically assess programming coursework, none assess Java programs and none are as flexible, architecture-neutral, robust, or secure as the CourseMarker CBA system.
ISSN 15314278
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-09-01
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 15314278
Journal Journal on Educational Resources in Computing (JERIC)
Volume Number 5
Issue Number 3


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Source: ACM Digital Library