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An investigation into the the automated assessment of the design-code interface

Hayes, Alan; Thomas, Pete; Smith, Neil and Waugh, Kevin (2007). An investigation into the the automated assessment of the design-code interface. In: 12th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE 2007), 25-27 June 2007, Dundee.

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In this paper, we present an investigation into the development of a framework for the automatic grading (marking) of student submitted course work. We discuss this framework, its structure and its subsystems. Our framework has been developed in the context of the student submission consisting of two components: a design (using the UML methodology) and source code (using the Java programming language). The focus of our framework is upon the consistency between the student code and design. We discuss its context and development and highlight how we can infer structure from the student submission and use this to inform the assessment process. We describe the approach we are currently undertaking to instantiate this framework and apply it to work submitted for assessment by undergraduate computing students.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2007 The Authors
Extra Information: Proceedings of the 12th annual SIGCSE conference on Innovation and technology in computer science education (ITiCSE'07)
Vol. 39 no. 3, September 2007
ISBN: 978-1-59593-610-3
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
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Item ID: 34355
Depositing User: Neil Smith
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2012 09:44
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2016 14:33
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