publication . Article . 2013

Addressing drop-out and sustained effort issues with large practical groups using an automated delivery and assessment system

Fuente Valentín, Luis de la; Pardo Sánchez, Abelardo; Delgado Kloos, Carlos;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Feb 2013
  • Publisher: UK : Elsevier
Abstract
The acquisition of programming skills specially in introductory programming courses poses an important challenge for freshmen students of engineering programs. These courses require students to devote a sustained effort during the whole course and a failure to do so may contribute to not passing the course. However, it is difficult for the teaching staff to deploy measures to enforce a pattern of continuous work without significantly increasing the required management tasks. A significant reduction of this workload can be achieved with the automation of time consuming tasks such as the delivery of activities or submission grading. This paper presents a case of s...
Subjects
ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION
free text keywords: project based learning, programming, IMS learning design, automatic grading, sustained effort, Telecomunicaciones, General Computer Science, Education, Project-based learning, Time management, Orchestration (computing), Multimethodology, Grading (education), Workload, Computer science, Pedagogy, Engineering education
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