Title: A conceptual model for feedback control based instruction and evaluation

Authors: Vinod K. Lohani, Pushkin Kachroo

Addresses: Department of Engineering Education, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA. ' Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89154 4026, USA

Abstract: This paper presents a framework for formative or feedback control based system for engineering instruction and evaluation. The system involves formal knowledge representation using appropriate data structures that are XML compliant. A metric topology is used on the data structure which then can be used to develop quantitative measures of learning effectiveness and also for quantifying knowledge-error needed for feedback learning loop.

Keywords: formative assessment; engineering education; knowledge maps; concept maps; pedagogy; conceptual modelling; feedback control; engineering instruction; evaluation; knowledge representation; XML; data structure; learning effectiveness.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2009.023943

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2009 Vol.34 No.3, pp.199 - 206

Published online: 21 Mar 2009 *

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