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Author Brusilovsky, Peter ♦ Sosnovsky, Sergey
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 E-learning ♦ Assessment ♦ Classroom study ♦ Code execution ♦ Individualized exercises ♦ Introductory programming ♦ Parameterized questions
Abstract Individualized exercises are a promising feature in promoting modern e-learning. The focus of this article is on the QuizPACK system, which is able to generate parameterized exercises for the C language and automatically evaluate the correctness of student answers. We introduce QuizPACK and present the results of its comprehensive classroom evaluation during four consecutive semesters. Our studies demonstrate that when QuizPACK is used for out-of-class self-assessment, it is an exceptional learning tool. The students' work with QuizPACK significantly improved their knowledge of semantics and positively affected higher-level knowledge and skills. The students themselves praised the system highly as a learning tool. We also demonstrated that the use of the system in self-assessment mode can be significantly increased by basing later classroom paper-and-pencil quizzes on QuizPACK questions, motivating students to practice them more.
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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