Assessment makes perfect: improving student's algorithmic problem solving skills using plan-based programme understanding approach
by Anis Bey; Tahar Bensebaa
International Journal of Innovation and Learning (IJIL), Vol. 14, No. 2, 2013

Abstract: For the majority of undergraduate students of computer science, inadequate designing and planning algorithm skills are among the most salient hurdles. Learning how to design an algorithm which resolves a given problem is not easy. We propose a formative-diagnostic assessment approach which helps students on acquiring problem-solving skills that enable them to cope with problems and to design more efficient and elegant solutions. This method is based on using known components called: basic operations, which are defined and regrouped in a library. A plan-based programme understanding is used for modelling and a similarity measure is chosen for matching between plans to assess.

Online publication date: Wed, 31-Jul-2013

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