A friendly online C compiler to improve programming skills based on student self-assessment

Cedazo León, Raquel and García Cena, Cecilia Elisabet and Al-Hadithi, Basil M. (2015). A friendly online C compiler to improve programming skills based on student self-assessment. "Computer Applications in Engineering Education", v. 23 (n. 6); pp. 887-896. ISSN 1061-3773. https://doi.org/10.1002/cae.21660.

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Title: A friendly online C compiler to improve programming skills based on student self-assessment
Author/s:
  • Cedazo León, Raquel
  • García Cena, Cecilia Elisabet
  • Al-Hadithi, Basil M.
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Computer Applications in Engineering Education
Date: November 2015
ISSN: 1061-3773
Volume: 23
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Black-box testing; C programming language; E-learning; Interactive learning environments; Online self-assessment
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Diseño Industrial (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Eléctrica, Electrónica Automática y Física Aplicada
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

This paper presents an online C compiler designed so that students can program their practical assignments in Programming courses. What is really innovative is the self-assessment of the exercises based on black-box tests and train students’ skill to test software. Moreover, this tool lets instructors, not only proposing and classifying practical exercises, but also evaluating automatically the efforts dedicated and the results obtained by the students. The system has been applied to the 1st-year students at the Industrial Engineering specialization at the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid. Results show that the students obtained better academic performance, reducing the failure rate in the practical exam considerably with respect to previous years, in addition that an anonymous survey proved that students are satisfied with the system because they get instant feedback about their programs.

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Item ID: 40998
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/40998/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:40998
DOI: 10.1002/cae.21660
Official URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cae.21660/abstract
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 14 Jun 2016 07:37
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2018 08:28
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