Proposals of a Method Detecting Learners' Difficult Points in Object Modeling Exercises and a Tool to Support the Method

Proposals of a Method Detecting Learners' Difficult Points in Object Modeling Exercises and a Tool to Support the Method

Takafumi Tanaka (Graduate School of Education, Tokyo Gakugei University, Tokyo, Japan), Kazuki Mori (Graduate School of Engineering and Science, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan), Hiroaki Hashiura (Department of Computer and Information Engineering, Nippon Institute of Technology, Saitama, Japan), Atsuo Hazeyama (Department of Information Science, Tokyo Gakugei University, Tokyo, Japan) and Seiichi Komiya (GRACE Center National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, Japan)
Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 12
DOI: 10.4018/ijsi.2015010105
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Abstract

In recent years, practical software development exercises have been carried out in many higher education institutions. To carry out the exercises effectively, it is important that teachers understand the difficulty of learners in exercises and advise appropriately for it. Currently, a common way to check the results of the exercises is that teachers review artifacts that learners submitted. However, there is a problem in this way because it cannot obtain information regarding the learners' artifacts creation process. Therefore, teachers cannot fully understand the difficulties of the learners. The authors focus on the learners' artifacts creation process and propose a method for detecting learners' difficult points during the exercises. The authors develop a tool that collects the class diagram creation process by learners during exercises and analyze it.
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We describe some related work that focused on the artifacts creation process in software development in Section “RELATED WORK”.A and that focused on modeling education in Section “RELATED WORK”.B. Then, we clarify the standing position of our study in Section “RELATED WORK”.C.

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