Comparative Student Experiences on Electronic Examining in a Programming Course - Case C

Tutkimustuotos: Artikkeli kirjassa/konferenssijulkaisussavertaisarvioitu




Courses in C programming at two Finnish universities were assessed with electronic exams. In the study setting, two types of electronic exams were used: lecture hall exams and exam studio exams. Student experiences were collected with surveys and interviews, and system data was used for exam statistics. The results were compared between exam types and between universities. The results show that electronic exams are perceived by the students as more realistic and natural in programming exams than traditional pen and paper exams. Thus, electronic exams support the development of working life skills above pen and paper exams. Students in the lecture hall exam described challenges not relevant in the exam studio exam, and on the other hand, students in the exam studio exam described benefits not available in the lecture hall exam. Based on the study, electronic exams are strongly recommended for programming courses using exams for summative assessment. In addition, programming environments are recommended for added authenticity in reflection to working-life skills, and exam studios are recommended because of the added values they provide compared to lecture hall exams.


OtsikkoKoli Calling '19: Proceedings of the 19th Koli Calling International Conference on Computing Education Research
TilaJulkaistu - 20 marraskuuta 2019
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisuussa
TapahtumaKoli Calling - International Conference on Computing Education Research - Koli, Lieksa, Suomi
Kesto: 21 marraskuuta 201924 marraskuuta 2019
Konferenssinumero: 19th


ConferenceKoli Calling - International Conference on Computing Education Research
LyhennettäKoli Calling

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