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Generalised diagram revision tools with automatic marking

Thomas, Pete; Waugh, Kevin and Smith, Neil (2009). Generalised diagram revision tools with automatic marking. In: 14th annual ACM SIGCSE conference on Innovation and technology in computer science education, 6-9 July 2009, Paris, France, pp. 318–322.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1562877.1562973
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Abstract

In this paper, we describe an approach to the generalisation of tools for teaching and learning the skills associated with modelling with diagrams. We have implemented two revision tools that automatically mark and provide feedback on students' attempts at constructing diagrammatic models of given scenarios in different domains. The similarities between these tools and diagrams in other domains suggest that it might be possible to generalise both the marking algorithm and the drawing editor in such a way that new revision tools could be easily generated for new domains. This paper briefly describes the existing revision tools and our approach to automatic marking of diagrams, and discusses how we are approaching the generalisation of our work for application in other domains.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2009 ACM
ISSN: 0097-8418
Extra Information: Pages 318-322
ISBN:978-1-60558-381-5
Keywords: automatic marking; diagrams; feedback; learning tools;
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 19220
Depositing User: Kevin Waugh
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2009 09:42
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2013 14:51
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/19220
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