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Use of assessment and feedback systems for introductory computer programming modules of higher education: a comparative study

Thangaraj, Jagadeeswaran orcid logoORCID: 0000-0002-2721-0898, Ward, Monica orcid logoORCID: 0000-0001-7327-1395 and O'Riordan, Fiona orcid logoORCID: 0000-0002-0139-5169 (2022) Use of assessment and feedback systems for introductory computer programming modules of higher education: a comparative study. In: 8th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd’22), 14 – 17 Jun 2022, Valencia, Spain. ISBN 978-84-1396-003-6

Teaching introductory programming modules in higher education is highly challenging. In particular, it is hard to motivate novices if there is a lack of tutoring support and it is also difficult to assess their progress when there is a large class. Automated assessment and feedback systems help in this scenario. The use of automated assessment and feedback systems support teaching programming and motivate the novices in their learning process. This paper discusses these assessment and feedback systems which enable academics to assess, grade and support students learning programming. This study mainly concentrates on whether these systems enable them to understand basic programming concepts and help to improve their skills. The result of this study is that they are very effective in scaffolding the teaching of programming and assessing programming assignments. This study concludes that these systems still need some development to be more effective to motivate their learning process.
Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Subjects:Computer Science > Computer engineering
Computer Science > Information technology
Computer Science > Software engineering
Social Sciences > Distance education
Social Sciences > Education
Social Sciences > Educational technology
Social Sciences > Teaching
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Published in: 8th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd’22), Proceedings. . Editorial Universitat Politècnica de València. ISBN 978-84-1396-003-6
Publisher:Editorial Universitat Politècnica de València
Official URL:https://dx.doi.org/10.4995/HEAd22.2022.14660
Copyright Information:© 2022 The Authors. (CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0)
ID Code:27132
Deposited On:21 Jun 2022 12:41 by Jagadeeswaran Thangaraj . Last Modified 20 Feb 2023 13:43

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