ArAl

An online tool for source code snapshot metadata analysis

Alireza Ahadi*, Raymond Lister, Luke Mathieson

*Corresponding author for this work

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

Abstract

Several systems that collect data from students' problem solving processes exist. Within computing education research, such data has been used for multiple purposes, ranging from assessing students' problem solving strategies to detecting struggling students. To date, however, the majority of the analysis has been conducted by individual researchers or research groups using case by case methodologies. Our belief is that with increasing possibilities for data collection from students' learning process, researchers and instructors will benefit from ready-made analysis tools. In this study, we present ArAl, an online machine learning based platform for analyzing programming source code snapshot data. The benefit of ArAl is two-fold. The computing education researcher can use ArAl to analyze the source code snapshot data collected from their own institute. Also, the website provides a collection of well-documented machine learning and statistics based tools to investigate possible correlation between different variables. The presented web-portal is available at online-analysisdemo. herokuapp.com. This tool could be applied in many different subject areas given appropriate performance data.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACE 2019
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 21st Australasian Computing Education Conference
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages118-125
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781450366229
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event21st Australasian Computing Education Conference, ACE 2019, held in conjunction with Australasian Computer Science Week - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 29 Jan 201931 Jan 2019

Conference

Conference21st Australasian Computing Education Conference, ACE 2019, held in conjunction with Australasian Computer Science Week
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period29/01/1931/01/19

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