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Continuous assessment in the evolution of a CS1 course: The pass rate/workload ratio

Author
Blesa, M.; Duch, A.; Gabarro, J.; Petit, J.; Serna, M.
Type of activity
Book chapter
Book
Computer Supported Education: 7th International Conference, CSEDU 2015, Lisbon, Portugal, May 23-25, 2015: Revised selected papers
First page
313
Last page
332
Publisher
Springer
Date of publication
2016
ISBN
978-3-319-29584-8 Open in new window
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-29585-5 Open in new window
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/83244 Open in new window
URL
http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319295848 Open in new window
Abstract
The first programming course (Programming-1, CS1) in the Informatics Engineering Degree of the Facultat d'Informàtica de Barcelona was completely redesigned in 2006 in order to reinforce the learn-by- doing methodology. Along the following eight years several pedagogical measures - mostly related with continous assessment - were introduced with the aim of increasing the pass rate of the course without lowering its high quality standards. This paper analyzes to what extent the added workload on ...
Citation
Blesa, M., Duch, A., Gabarró, J., Petit, J., Serna, M. Continuous assessment in the evolution of a CS1 course: The pass rate/workload ratio. A: "Computer Supported Education: 7th International Conference, CSEDU 2015, Lisbon, Portugal, May 23-25, 2015: Revised selected papers". Springer, 2016, p. 313-332.
Keywords
CS1, Continuous assessment, Marginal cost-benefit analysis
Group of research
ALBCOM - Algorithms, Computational Biology, Complexity and Formal Methods

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