Effectiveness of Reflection on Programming Problem Solving Self-Assessments

Mohammed Alzaid, Ihan Hsiao

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

This Research Work in Progress Paper presents our ongoing work to encourage student to reflect while participating in a distributed self-assessment process. We shed light on the case of low reflect participation and the change in process we made that led to a significant increase in both the quantity and quality of students reflects. To evaluate the effect of the intervention, we conducted two classroom study for an introductory Java course with over 500 students. From the latest enhancements in the current study, we observed that the overall reflecting engagement from the students has significantly increased compared to our initial work. To evaluate the reflects quality, we deployed an automated measure that classifies the constructiveness of the comment based on its relevant and subjectivity to the domain. This work describes the details of the interventions along with the resulted observations. The main objective was to encourage learners to provide thoughtful reflects which we were able to increase along with the positive effect on their performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Education
Subtitle of host publicationFostering Innovation Through Diversity, FIE 2018 - Conference Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538611739
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 4 2019
Event48th Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2018 - San Jose, United States
Duration: Oct 3 2018Oct 6 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
Volume2018-October
ISSN (Print)1539-4565

Conference

Conference48th Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2018
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose
Period10/3/1810/6/18

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Keywords

  • Programming learning
  • Reflection
  • Self-assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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Alzaid, M., & Hsiao, I. (2019). Effectiveness of Reflection on Programming Problem Solving Self-Assessments. In Frontiers in Education: Fostering Innovation Through Diversity, FIE 2018 - Conference Proceedings [8659245] (Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE; Vol. 2018-October). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2018.8659245

Effectiveness of Reflection on Programming Problem Solving Self-Assessments. / Alzaid, Mohammed; Hsiao, Ihan.

Frontiers in Education: Fostering Innovation Through Diversity, FIE 2018 - Conference Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2019. 8659245 (Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE; Vol. 2018-October).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Alzaid, M & Hsiao, I 2019, Effectiveness of Reflection on Programming Problem Solving Self-Assessments. in Frontiers in Education: Fostering Innovation Through Diversity, FIE 2018 - Conference Proceedings., 8659245, Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE, vol. 2018-October, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 48th Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2018, San Jose, United States, 10/3/18. https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2018.8659245
Alzaid M, Hsiao I. Effectiveness of Reflection on Programming Problem Solving Self-Assessments. In Frontiers in Education: Fostering Innovation Through Diversity, FIE 2018 - Conference Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2019. 8659245. (Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE). https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2018.8659245
Alzaid, Mohammed ; Hsiao, Ihan. / Effectiveness of Reflection on Programming Problem Solving Self-Assessments. Frontiers in Education: Fostering Innovation Through Diversity, FIE 2018 - Conference Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2019. (Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE).
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