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ERIC Number: EJ916536
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-2042-7530
CoLab: A Collaborative Laboratory for Facilitating Code Reviews through a Peer-to-Peer Network
Kini, Shwetha
E-Learning and Digital Media, v7 n4 p416-429 2010
CoLab is a collaborative tool for peer review of software programs for providing constructive feedback to first-time programmers. It targets two kinds of users: a trainer (who is the facilitator) and a trainee (whose programming skills have to be assessed and, if needed, improved). The tool provides real-time information on the reviewing ability of and common mistakes made by the programmers. As a result, it allows trainees to develop their programming skills without much assistance or intervention from the trainer. This article describes the design of CoLab and how it can be used as a tool for learning software programming in large classrooms. (Contains 16 figures and 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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