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    nExaminer: A Semi-automated Computer Programming Assignment Assessment Framework for Moodle

    Cheng, Zheng and Monahan, Rosemary and Mooney, Aidan (2011) nExaminer: A Semi-automated Computer Programming Assignment Assessment Framework for Moodle. In: International Conference on Engaging Pedagogies, December 16 2011, Dublin. (Unpublished)

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    In this paper, we present the nExaminer framework, a learning support tool for the Virtual Learning Environment, called Moodle. nExaminer is a framework for the semi-automated assessment of computer programming assignments. The motivation for developing the framework is based on the observation of a major problem associated with traditional assignment assessment in Moodle - managing an effective relationship between the instructor and the students is difficult. Providing a tool that will support both the student (through feedback on progress) and the instructor (through support the correction of assignments) will help to reduce this problem. The design and implementation of our proposed solution, the nExaminer framework, is discussed in this paper. The benefits that our framework provides to both students and instructors are also presented. Experimental results with the nExaminer framework have been encouraging. These show that the framework provides instructors with the ability to semi-automatically generate subjective feedback and automate the process of objective assessment within Moodle in an efficient manner. Moreover, the results also manifest that students are motivated by the usage of automated objective assessment in the nExaminer framework.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Keywords: Semi-automation; assignment assessment; computer programming; increasing code coverage; Moodle;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
    Item ID: 3933
    Depositing User: Rosemary Monahan
    Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2012 15:29
    Refereed: No
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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