A Proposal of Code Correction Problem for Java Programming Learning Assistant System

Nobuo Funabiki, Sai He, Htoo Htoo Sandi Kyaw, Wen Chun Kao

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Abstract

To advance Java programming educations, we have developed a Web-based Java Programming Learning Assistant System (JPLAS). JPLAS offers several types of programming exercises to cover various learning stages of Java programming, where any answer can be marked automatically on the server. The code writing problem requests a student to write a source code satisfying the specifications described in the test code, such as names and data types of classes, methods, and variables, so that the answer code is marked by running the test code on JUnit. However, it appears challenging for a novice student to extract the specifications from the test code properly. In this paper, we propose a code correction problem as a new type programming exercise for reading and debugging codes, which gives a source code with errors called a problem code with the corresponding test code, and requests students to correct the problem code to pass the test code. We also propose the error generation algorithm to generate the problem code from a sample source code automatically. We verify the effectiveness of our proposal through applications of seven assignments of the code correction problem to 45 students in the Java programing class in Okayama University.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComplex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems - Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Complex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems, CISIS 2019
EditorsFarookh Khadeer Hussain, Leonard Barolli, Makoto Ikeda
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages671-680
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783030223533
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2020
Event13th International Conference on Complex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems, CISIS 2019 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: Jul 3 2019Jul 5 2019

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume993
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Complex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems, CISIS 2019
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period7/3/197/5/19

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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Funabiki, N., He, S., Kyaw, H. H. S., & Kao, W. C. (2020). A Proposal of Code Correction Problem for Java Programming Learning Assistant System. In F. K. Hussain, L. Barolli, & M. Ikeda (Eds.), Complex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems - Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Complex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems, CISIS 2019 (pp. 671-680). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 993). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-22354-0_60