An incremental model for developing educational critiquing systems : experiences with the Java critiquer
Riesbeck, Christopher K.
Date of Issue2008
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Individualized feedback is an important factor in fostering learning. However, it is often not seen in schools because providing it places considerable additional workload on teachers. One way to solve this problem is to employ critiquing systems. These systems, however, require significant development effort before they can be put into use. In this article, we describe an incremental authoring model that facilitates the development of educational critiquing systems by integrating manual critiquing with critique authoring.As a result of the integration, the development of critiquing systems becomes an evolutionary process. The model explores a vision for developing educational critiquing systems with much less upfront development effort.We describe a system that we built, the Java Critiquer, as an exemplar of our model. Evaluation results from performance testing and real-life usage of the system have shown that the system successfully provides a tool for accumulating critiques and at the same time helping teachers critique student code.
Journal of interactive learning research
© 2008 Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Journal of Interactive Learning Research, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: http://www.editlib.org/p/19834.