Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, Fourth International Conference on Higher Education Advances

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Information from Automated Evaluation in an Engineering School
Nicolas Serrano, Carmen Blanco, Francisco Carias, Enrique Reina

Last modified: 09-05-2018

Abstract


The paper introduces the need for automated evaluation and presents the experience of automating all the evaluations of a course in Computer Science in the sophomore year of an engineering degree.

First, the paper describes the features needed and developed for that course and the positive results for both professors and students. The main advantage of automated evaluation is that it allows real continuous grading for all types of activities: short answers and exercises during the class, homework, short exercises evaluated every 10 days in class, medium term evaluations and the final grade for the course.

A significant benefit of this practice is that it allows the professor, from the very beginning of the course, to monitor how the students perform each task. The professor can see in real time the marks of an exercise or evaluation, the global evolution of the class or the status of a specific student. The students also have immediate feedback from their exercises and the total points obtained at any given time providing greater involvement in the course.

 


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