The effectiveness of assessment learning objects produced using pair programming
Adams, A. A., Lubega, J., Walmsley, S. M. and Williams, S. A. (2004) The effectiveness of assessment learning objects produced using pair programming. Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 2 (2). pp. 247-256. ISSN 1479-4403
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Pair Programming is a technique from the software development method eXtreme Programming (XP) whereby two programmers work closely together to develop a piece of software. A similar approach has been used to develop a set of Assessment Learning Objects (ALO). Three members of academic staff have developed a set of ALOs for a total of three different modules (two with overlapping content). In each case a pair programming approach was taken to the development of the ALO. In addition to demonstrating the efficiency of this approach in terms of staff time spent developing the ALOs, a statistical analysis of the outcomes for students who made use of the ALOs is used to demonstrate the effectiveness of the ALOs produced via this method.
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