A proposal of recommendation function for solving element fill-in-blank problem in java programming learning assistant system

Nobuo Funabiki, Shinpei Matsumoto, Su Sandy Wint, Minoru Kuribayashi, Wen Chun Kao

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Abstract

To assist Java programming educations, we have developed a Web-based Java Programming Learning Assistant System (JPLAS) that offers several types of programming exercises to cover different levels of students. Among them, the element fill-in-blank problem (EFP) was designed for novice students to study grammar and basic programming skills through filling in the blank elements in a Java source code. In general, an EFP instance can be generated by selecting an appropriate code in a textbook or a Web site, and applying the blank element selection algorithm to it. Since EFP is expected to involve the Java grammar, plenty of EFP instances have been prepared for JPLAS, where a student may select an EFP instance matching his/her level. In this paper, we propose a recommendation function of selecting a proper EFP instance to be solved next by considering the difficulty levels and grammar topics. We verify the effectiveness of our proposal through applications to 48 students in the Java programing class in Okayama University.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Networked-based Information Systems - The 22nd International Conference on Network-Based Information Systems, NBiS 2019
EditorsLeonard Barolli, Tomoya Enokido, Hiroaki Nishino, Makoto Takizawa
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages247-257
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9783030290283
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2020
Event22nd International Conference on Network-Based Information Systems, NBiS 2019 - Oita, Japan
Duration: Sep 5 2019Sep 7 2019

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume1036
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365

Conference

Conference22nd International Conference on Network-Based Information Systems, NBiS 2019
CountryJapan
CityOita
Period9/5/199/7/19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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