Providing useful feedback to students about both the functional correctness and the internal structure of their submissions is the most labor-intensive part of teaching programming courses. The former can be automated through test scripts and other similar mechanisms; however, the latter typically requires a detailed inspection of the submitted code. This paper introduces AutoGradeMe, a tool that automates much (but not all) of the work required to grade the internal structure of a student submission in the Java programming language. It integrates with the Eclipse IDE and multiple third-party plug-ins to provide instructors with an easy-to-use grading environment. More importantly, unlike other automatic grading tools currently in use, it gives students continuous feedback about their work during the development process.
|Title of host publication||2011 24th IEEE-CS Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training (CSEE&T)|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Event||24th IEEE-CS Conference onSoftware Engineering Education and Training (2011 CSEE&T) - Honolulu, HI, United States|
Duration: 22 May 2011 → 24 May 2011
|Conference||24th IEEE-CS Conference onSoftware Engineering Education and Training (2011 CSEE&T)|
|Period||22/05/2011 → 24/05/2011|