GAME: A Generic Automated Marking Environment for Programming Assessment

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Title GAME: A Generic Automated Marking Environment for Programming Assessment
Author Blumenstein, Michael Myer; Green, Steven; Nguyen, Anne T.; Muthukkumarasamy, Vallipuram
Publication Title Proceedings ITCC 2004 International Conference on Information Technology: Coding and Computing
Editor Pradip K. Srimani [Program Chair] et. al.
Year Published 2004
Place of publication Los Alamitos,CA, USA
Publisher IEEE Computer Society
Abstract In this paper, a Generic Automated Marking Environment (GAME) is proposed for assessing student programming projects and exercises with an aim to facilitate student-centred learning. GAME has been designed to automatically assess programming assignments written in a variety of languages. The system has been implemented in Java and contains marker modules that are tailored to each specific language. A framework has been set in place to enable easy addition of new marker modules to extend the system's functionality. Currently, the system is able to mark programs written in Java and the C language. To use the system, instructors are required to provide a simple "marking schema" for any given assessment item, which includes pertinent information such as the location of files and the model solution. GAME has been tested on a number of student programming exercises and assignments providing encouraging results.
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ISBN 0-7695-2108-8
Conference name ITCC 2004
Location Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Date From 2004-04-05
Date To 2004-04-07
Date Accessioned 2005-03-30
Language en_AU
Research Centre Institute for Integrated and Intelligent Systems
Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
Subject PRE2009-Other Information, Computing and Communication Sciences
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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