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ERIC Number: EJ936369
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0018-9359
Effects of Response-Driven Feedback in Computer Science Learning
Fernandez Aleman, J. L.; Palmer-Brown, D.; Jayne, C.
IEEE Transactions on Education, v54 n3 p501-508 Aug 2011
This paper presents the results of a project on generating diagnostic feedback for guided learning in a first-year course on programming and a Master's course on software quality. An online multiple-choice questions (MCQs) system is integrated with neural network-based data analysis. Findings about how students use the system suggest that the feedback is effective in addressing the level of knowledge of the individual and guiding him/her toward a greater understanding of particular concepts. In contrast, there is no evidence that learning required in programming problems, where students develop higher-level thinking according to Bloom's taxonomy, was exercised by using MCQs. (Contains 4 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)