Transition from Passive Learner to Critical Evaluator through Peer-Testing of Programming Artefacts

Gudmund Grov, Mohammad Hamdan, Smitha Kumar, Manuel Maarek, Léon McGregor, Talal Shaikh, J. B. Wells, Hind Zantout

Abstract


Offering timely feedback on programming while encouraging learners to engage in critical evaluation of programs are the objectives of peer-testing. We report on a peer-testing experiment with students on distant campuses using a Web platform. The experiment shows the potential that peer-testing has to help students transition from passive learners to critical evaluators. 

 

Keywords: Computer science education, peer testing, peer feedback, software testing, student transitions


Keywords


Computer science education; peer testing; peer feedback; software testing; student transitions

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.29311/ndtps.v0i12.2398

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