We are thrilled to share that our paper, “Constructive Alignment in Modern Computing Education: An Open-Source Computer-Based Examination System,” has been accepted at Koli Calling International Conference on Computing Education Research in Finland this year.
In our research, we tackle a critical challenge in computing education: the disconnect between teaching aims and the evaluation methods in large-scale paper-based examinations (PBEs). Such exams often fail to assess the higher-order cognitive abilities that are essential for students to succeed in the fast-paced and complex tech industry.
🌟 Our solution? An innovative exam mode feature incorporated into the open-source Artemis learning platform. Designed to facilitate both local and cloud-based deployment, our system introduces anti-cheating measures, automates the grading process for a variety of exercise formats, and ensures the integrity of assessments through double-blind manual grading.
With our system, instructors can evaluate complex cognitive skills more effectively while simultaneously reducing their administrative workload. The adoption of this system has been profound, with over 50 successful computer-based examinations (CBEs) highlighted by a comprehensive case study of 1,700 undergraduate software engineering students.
This paper is not just a showcase of our open-source exam system but a significant leap towards aligning educational assessment with the real-world demands facing our students today.
Constructive Alignment in Modern Computing Education: An Open-Source Computer-Based Examination System.
Matthias Linhuber, Jan Philip Bernius, and Stephan Krusche.
23nd Koli Calling International Conference on Computing Education Research (Koli '23 ) . Koli, Finland, November 2023. doi: 10.1145/3631802.3631818