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Continuous Assessment in Computing and Engineering Education for Improved Students’ Engagement and Enhanced Learning

  • James Uhomoibhi
  • Margaret Ross
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 716)

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to discuss the approach undertaken for a number of years at two different universities, by the use of continuous assessment, to require as well as to encourage student motivation and improve learning throughout the units. The additional aim was to improve attendance that normally leads to better results for the students, which was achieved, at least partially, on the three study units considered in this paper. There is a need also to reduce the “strain” on the students as they approach the period of the majority of multiple assessments, often all at the end of the semester or the year, each of these being critical to the students passing the particular units.

Keywords

Continuous assessment Student engagement Enhanced learning Motivated learning Computing and engineering education 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Computer Science and Information TechnologyIgbinedion UniversityOkadaNigeria
  2. 2.Faculty of Computing and EngineeringUlster UniversityNewtownabbeyNorthern Ireland, UK
  3. 3.Software Quality, School of Media Arts and TechnologySouthampton Solent UniversitySouthamptonUK

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