Sunday, 23 February 2014

Marking Online Software Assignments

The chapter "Electronic Online Marking Of Software Assignments  (EOMOSA)" is to be published in the forthcoming book  Progress in IS: Software Engineering Education for a Global E-service Economy, Motta, Gianmario; Bing, Wu (Eds.), Springer, ISBN 978-3-319-04216-9. Due for publication April 2014.

Electronic Online Marking Of Software Assignments (EOMOSA) 

Gary Hill and Scott Turner


With the advent of Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) and online electronic submission of assignments, computing lecturers are increasingly assessing code online. There are various tools for aiding electronic marking, grading and plagiarism detection. However, there appears to be limited shared advice to computer science tutors (and students) on the effective use of these tools.

This paper aims to stimulate peer-discussion amongst tutors involved in the assessing (marking and grading) of software code. Many United Kingdom (UK) Higher Education Institutions (HEI) are using electronic marking. This paper discusses the authors’ experience and proposes suggestions for appropriate and effective solutions to the electronic assessment of software code. This will be based on the authors’ experience of electronically assessing code over three academic years and the current advice given to their students.

Friday, 14 February 2014

Open Educational Resource: Pollution And Pollutants

A new Open Education Resource (OER) has been made available by the School of Science and Technology, University of Northampton.

Pollution And Pollutants

Authors: Paul Cox and Nigel Freestone

Pollution is the undesirable introduction of pollutants (contaminants) into the natural environment (land, air and water) and can have an adverse affect on human health. This resource provides an introduction to pollution and pollutants. The classification and distribution of pollutants is also considered. A number of self-assessment questions are provided to allow you to check your new knowledge. The material comes in Word format and its HTML equivalent. The pollutants.htm file includes two images (poll.gif and ld50.gif) and an answers page (SAQ_Answers.htm) related to it that need to be put in the same folder as the pollutants.htm file.

Keywords: UKOER, Environmental Science, Waste Management, Pollution, Pollutants, Environment, Air Pollution, Water Pollution, Pollution Pathways, Toxicity 


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Saturday, 1 February 2014

Spring Forward with Technology Event – 10th Feb 2014

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DaffodilsOn the 10th February from 11am till 2pm, representatives from Library and Learning Services (LearnTech, Academic Librarians, CfAP and Collections) will be available in the Park Library Tpod. You may turn up at any point between these times and stay for as long as you wish.
The event is based around an open format where you will be able to talk to representatives about any of the items raised in the recent staff School Technology survey such as:
  • Lecture Capture using Panopto
  • Video streaming using Kaltura
  • Enhanced features in NILE (e.g. Groups / Collaborative Tools)
  • Reading lists using Talis Aspire
  • Understanding digitising resources
Smart TableYou will also be able to see (and have a go) on the demonstration Smart Table which will be available during this time.
Coffee and tea will be available during this time.
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