Coverage of course topics in a student generated MCQ repository

Denny, P., Luxton-Reilly, A., Hamer, J. and Purchase, H.C. (2009) Coverage of course topics in a student generated MCQ repository. SIGCSE Bulletin, 41(3), pp. 11-15. (doi:10.1145/1595496.1562888)

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Abstract

<p>A recent approach to engaging students in deep learning involves an online tool, PeerWise, through which students contribute multiple-choice questions to a shared question bank. Earlier work demonstrated a strong correlation between the use of PeerWise and student performance.</p> <p>In this study we investigate the quality of the MCQ repository created by students in an introductory programming course by analysing the range of topics on which students chose to write questions (i.e. the repository coverage) without guidance from an instructor. We assess the repository coverage by comparing it with a common list of typical introductory programming topics, and by looking at its extent. We find that, despite having freedom to choose any topic, students created a repository that covered all the major topics in the curriculum.</p>

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Purchase, Dr Helen
Authors: Denny, P., Luxton-Reilly, A., Hamer, J., and Purchase, H.C.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Journal Name:SIGCSE Bulletin
Publisher:Association for Computing Machinery, Inc.
ISSN:0097-8418
ISSN (Online):2153-2192

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