A Study of Tool Support for the Evaluation of Programming Exercises

Heinz Dobler, Rudolf Ramler, Klaus Wolfmaier

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Abstract

To foster the process of learning to program, theory and exercises are necessary. Traditionally, manual review of the source is used to provide feed-back for the solutions. The effort is substantial and identified problems are prone to subjective interpretation. We study static analysis and testing tools as an enhancement to reviews and discuss the benefits. We analyze our findings by comparing the results from analysis by cross-checking the outcomes of the different tools with each other, with the tutors’ remarks, and with the course outcome additionally taking into account final examination results. The effort was substantial and it turned out, that the tools are no replacement for manual review. Tool support is an enhancement due to localization of problem areas, accurate check of programming rules, and an efficient way to detect plagiarism.
OriginalspracheEnglisch
TitelComputer Aided Systems Theory - EUROCAST 2007 - 11th International Conference on Computer Aided Systems Theory, Revised Selected Papers
Herausgeber (Verlag)IUCTC Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Seiten376-383
Seitenumfang8
ISBN (Print)9783540758662
DOIs
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2007
VeranstaltungInternational Conference Computer Aided Systems Theory EUROCAST 2007 - Las Palmas, Spanien
Dauer: 12 Feb 200717 Feb 2007
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Publikationsreihe

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Band4739 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (elektronisch)1611-3349

Konferenz

KonferenzInternational Conference Computer Aided Systems Theory EUROCAST 2007
Land/GebietSpanien
OrtLas Palmas
Zeitraum12.02.200717.02.2007
Internetadresse

Schlagwörter

  • software tools
  • static program analysis

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