Experiences of Assessment in Data and Security Courses using Personal Response Systems

English, R. and Maguire, J. (2020) Experiences of Assessment in Data and Security Courses using Personal Response Systems. In: Proceedings of the 2020 9th International Conference on Educational and Information Technology (ICEIT 2020), Oxford, UK, 11-13 Feb 2020, pp. 38-43. ISBN 9781450375085 (doi: 10.1145/3383923.3383963)

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This paper details an experience report of two interventions which explored the use of an audience response system in summative assessment in two different ways within a conversion Masters degree programme. One course explored students understanding of topics and self-assessment of ability through small multiple-choice quizzes. The other course was based around cyber security and used the audience response system to ensure engagement with the pre-class reading material. Both interventions were designed in an attempt to encourage students to engage more effectively with the material. This paper aims to identify and contrast the ways in which the audience response system was used in assessment in higher education computing science with a view to suggesting key considerations for implementing such an intervention.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Keywords:Computing science education, computing science, cyber security education, cyber security.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Maguire, Dr Joseph
Authors: English, R., and Maguire, J.
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
T Technology > T Technology (General)
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Research Group:Centre for Computing Science Education (CCSE)
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