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Automatic Grading of Free-Form Diagrams with Label Hypernymy
Found in: 2013 Learning and Teaching in Computing and Enginering (LaTiCE)
By Neil Smith,Pete Thomas,Kevin Waugh
Issue Date:March 2013
pp. 136-142
The automatic grading of free-form answers is gaining importance. This paper presents the only system we know of capable of automatically grading free-form diagrammatic answers. Our approach identifies the parts of a diagram that carry specific meaning in ...
 
Educating the Internet-of-Things Generation
Found in: Computer
By Gerd Kortuem,Arosha K. Bandara,Neil Smith,Mike Richards,Marian Petre
Issue Date:February 2013
pp. 53-61
The Open University's My Digital Life course offers a learning infrastructure that allows complete novices to experiment with, and learn about, Internet-of-Things technologies by engaging in a range of activities that include collaborative and collective p...
 
Robot design using Unity for computer games and robotic simulations
Found in: 2012 17th International Conference on Computer Games: AI, Animation, Mobile, Interactive Multimedia, Educational & Serious Games (CGAMES)
By William A. Mattingly,Dar-jen Chang,Richard Paris,Neil Smith,John Blevins,Ming Ouyang
Issue Date:July 2012
pp. 56-59
We present a new approach to robot design, using the Unity development environment as the primary authoring tool for a functional virtual robot. We also discuss the development of a collection of design assets in the form of Unity packages which we have fo...
 
Teaching and Learning Applications Related to the Automated Interpretation of ERDs
Found in: British National Conference on Databases
By Kevin Waugh, Pete Thomas, Neil Smith
Issue Date:July 2007
pp. 39-47
In this paper we report ongoing work in the development of diagram interpretation and assessment applied to entity-relationship diagrams (ERDs). We report on our development of an automated marking tool and the results of two large-scale experiments with t...
 
Application Profiles for Learning
Found in: Advanced Learning Technologies, IEEE International Conference on
By Erik Duval, Neil Smith, Marc Van Coillie
Issue Date:July 2006
pp. 242-246
Application profiles enable
 
Code club: bringing programming to UK primary schools through scratch
Found in: Proceedings of the 45th ACM technical symposium on Computer science education (SIGCSE '14)
By Clare Sutcliffe, Linda Sandvik, Neil Smith
Issue Date:March 2014
pp. 517-522
Code Club is a network of after-school programming clubs for primary (US: elementary) schoolchildren, run by technically-competent volunteers in conjunction with (generally technically-unskilled) teachers. The main motivation of Code Club is to inspire chi...
     
Generalised diagram revision tools with automatic marking
Found in: Proceedings of the 14th annual ACM SIGCSE conference on Innovation and technology in computer science education (ITiCSE '09)
By Kevin Waugh, Neil Smith, Pete Thomas
Issue Date:July 2009
pp. 70-73
In this paper, we describe an approach to the generalisation of tools for teaching and learning the skills associated with modelling with diagrams. We have implemented two revision tools that automatically mark and provide feedback on students' attempts at...
     
Using patterns in the automatic marking of ER-diagrams
Found in: Proceedings of the 11th annual SIGCSE conference on Innovation and technology in computer science education (ITICSE '06)
By Kevin Waugh, Neil Smith, Pete Thomas
Issue Date:June 2006
pp. 70-77
This paper illustrates how the notion of pattern can be used in the automatic analysis and synthesis of diagrams, applied particularly to the automatic marking of ER-diagrams. The paper describes how diagram patterns fit into a general framework for diagra...
     
Experiments in the automatic marking of ER-diagrams
Found in: Proceedings of the 10th annual SIGCSE conference on Innovation and technology in computer science education (ITiCSE '05)
By Kevin Waugh, Neil Smith, Pete Thomas
Issue Date:June 2005
pp. 158-162
In this paper we present an approach to the computer understanding of diagrams and show how it can be successfully applied to the automatic marking (grading) of student attempts at drawing entity-relationship (ER) diagrams. The automatic marker has been in...
     
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