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Author Malmi, Lauri ♦ Karavirta, Ville ♦ Korhonen, Ari ♦ Nikander, Jussi
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 Automatic assessment ♦ Algorithm simulation ♦ Resubmission
Abstract In this paper, we present our experiences in using two automatic assessment tools, TRAKLA and TRAKLA2, in a second course of programming. In this course, 500--700 students have been enrolled annually during the period 1993--2004. The tools are specifically designed for assessing algorithm simulation exercises in which students simulate the working of algorithms at a conceptual level. Both of these tools allow students to resubmit their solutions after getting feedback. However, the resubmission policy has changed considerably during the period. Those changes reflect the students performance in the exercises. We conclude that an encouraging grading policy, i.e., the more exercises they solve the better grades they achive, combined with an option to resubmit the solution is a very important factor promoting students' learning. However, in order to prevent aimless trial-and-error problem solving method, the number of resubmissions allowed per assignment should be carefully controlled.
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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