Development of a Web Platform for Code Peer-Testing

Manuel Maarek, Léon McGregor

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Abstract

As part of formative and summative assessments in programming courses, students work on developing programming artifacts following a given specification. These artifacts are evaluated by the teachers. At the end of this evaluation, the students receive feedback and marks. Providing feedback on programming artifacts is time demanding and could make feedback to arrive late for it to be effective for the students’ learning. We propose to combine software testing with peer feedback which has been praised for offering a timely and effective learning activity with program testing.

In this paper we report on the development of a Web platform for peer feedback on programming artifacts through program testing. We discuss the development process of our peer-testing platform informed by teachers and students.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 23 Oct 2017
EventWorkshop on Evaluation and Usability of Programming Languages and Tools 2017 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 22 Oct 201727 Oct 2017

Workshop

WorkshopWorkshop on Evaluation and Usability of Programming Languages and Tools 2017
Abbreviated titlePLATEAU’17
CountryCanada
CityVancouver
Period22/10/1727/10/17

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    Maarek, M., & McGregor, L. (2017). Development of a Web Platform for Code Peer-Testing. Paper presented at Workshop on Evaluation and Usability of Programming Languages and Tools 2017, Vancouver, Canada. https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bzy-mBx-L06PMnRIX3dmeXZPV28