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Simulator based assessment for computer networking

Young, AJ 2002, Simulator based assessment for computer networking , Project Report, University of Salford. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Large class sizes in Computer Science make it very hard to provide formative assessment, and require summative assessment strategies to consider efficiency above validity or alignment. This is particularly noticeable in the "Internetworking" module, which has a very practical learning outcome that has to be assessed using an examination question based round an unrealistically simple problem. A further implication of this is that it is impossible to assess the "process" by which the student has answered the question. This project proposes that the use of a graphical simulator can solve the problems with the summative assessment of this module, and can also provide formative assessment to improve the quality of learning for the students. The project intends to develop such a simulator, and pilot its use on students taking the "Internetworking" module. The aim is to demonstrate that simulation provides a valid and efficient method of assessment, without requiring extra resources.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Themes: Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA075 Electronic computers. Computer science
Subjects / Themes > L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Subjects / Themes > Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources > ZA4050 Computer network resources
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Publisher: University of Salford
Funders: Teaching and Learning Quality Improvement Scheme
Depositing User: Institutional Repository
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2009 16:49
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:57
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/2066

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