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Interactive correction and recommendation for computer language learning and training

Pahl, Claus and Kenny, Claire (2009) Interactive correction and recommendation for computer language learning and training. IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, 21 (6). pp. 854-866. ISSN 1041-4347

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Active learning and training is a particularly effective form of education. In various domains, skills are equally important to knowledge. We present an automated learning and skills training system for a database programming environment that promotes procedural knowledge acquisition and skills training. The system provides meaningful, knowledge-level feedback such as correction of student solutions and personalised guidance through recommendations. Specifically, we address automated synchronous feedback and recommendations based on personalised performance assessment. At the core of the tutoring system is a pattern-based error classification and correction component that analyses student input in order to provide immediate feedback and in order to diagnose student weaknesses and suggest further study material. A syntax-driven approach based on grammars and syntax trees provides the solution for a semantic analysis technique. Syntax tree abstractions and comparison techniques based on equivalence rules and pattern matching are specific approaches.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Uncontrolled Keywords:E-Learning
Subjects:Social Sciences > Educational technology
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Publisher:Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
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Deposited On:01 Jun 2011 14:35 by Shane Harper. Last Modified 01 Jun 2011 14:35

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