Title: Architecture of a specific platform for training practical works: integration of learners' assessment component

Authors: Karima Boussaha; Farid Mokhati; Chaoua Zakaria

Addresses: Department of Computer Science, Research Laboratory on Computer Science's Complex Systems (ReLa(CS)2), Badji Mokhtar University, Annaba, Algeria ' Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Research Laboratory on Computer Science's Complex Systems (ReLa(CS)2), Larbi ben M'hidi University, Oum El Bouaghi, Algeria ' Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Research Laboratory on Computer Science's Complex Systems (ReLa(CS)2), Larbi ben M'hidi University, Oum El Bouaghi, Algeria

Abstract: This paper introduces a new learner's self-assessment environment as a computing environment for human learning (CEHL) that allows comparison of learners' C++ object-oriented programs with those elaborated by the teacher. The subjacent idea is to indirectly compare object-oriented programs through their graphical representations described by UML class and communication diagrams. CEHL allows: (1) the generation of UML diagrams from the learners' programs, and (2) algorithmic matching of programs to measure degrees of similarity and dissimilarity between UML diagrams. The resultant CEHL system has been tested and the results showed significant reliability of the proposed approach.

Keywords: CEHL; electronic learning; remote practical works; self-assessment; object-oriented programming; OOP; UML diagrams; problem-solving skills; intelligent tutoring systems; computer-assisted assessment; computer science education; e-learning platforms; enhanced learning; learner assessment; computing education; online learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTEL.2015.072809

International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, 2015 Vol.7 No.3, pp.195 - 220

Available online: 28 Oct 2015 *

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