Tracking Students' Internet Browsing in a Machine Exam

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Traditionally, introductory computer science courses have focused on teaching programming, and have not included teaching information retrieval skills. However, a large part of a programmer's time is spent looking at documentation or browsing the internet for guidance on how to solve the small subtasks that programming often consists of or which library to use for a specific need.

We have developed a browser-plugin that tracks how students use online resources during a machine exam. Such a tool could be used -- for example -- to detect whether there is a difference between the browsing behavior of high- and low-performing students. To this end, we conduct a case study with the tool where we examine students' browsing in a lab-based programming exam.

In the future, the tool could be used to examine students' browsing and possibly inform decisions on how to teach information retrieval skills to students.
Titel på värdpublikationCSERC '17: Proceedings of the 6th Computer Science Education Research Conference
RedaktörerVreda Pieterse, Marko van Eekelen, Michalis Giannakos
Antal sidor5
UtgivningsortNew York
Utgivningsdatum14 nov. 2017
ISBN (elektroniskt)978-1-4503-6338-9
StatusPublicerad - 14 nov. 2017
MoE-publikationstypA4 Artikel i en konferenspublikation
EvenemangComputer Science Education Research Conference - University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Varaktighet: 13 nov. 201715 nov. 2017
Konferensnummer: 6


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