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Author Smith, Neil ♦ Thomas, Pete ♦ Waugh, Kevin
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Computer programming, programs & data
Subject Keyword Diagrams ♦ Feedback ♦ Learning tools ♦ Automatic marking
Abstract In this paper, we describe an approach to the generalisation of tools for teaching and learning the skills associated with modelling with diagrams. We have implemented two revision tools that automatically mark and provide feedback on students' attempts at constructing diagrammatic models of given scenarios in different domains. The similarities between these tools and diagrams in other domains suggest that it might be possible to generalise both the marking algorithm and the drawing editor in such a way that new revision tools could be easily generated for new domains. This paper briefly describes the existing revision tools and our approach to automatic marking of diagrams, and discusses how we are approaching the generalisation of our work for application in other domains.
Description Affiliation: Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom (Thomas, Pete; Waugh, Kevin; Smith, Neil)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1978-02-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal ACM SIGCSE Bulletin (SGCS)
Volume Number 41
Issue Number 3
Page Count 5
Starting Page 318
Ending Page 322


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Source: ACM Digital Library