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Neitola, Marko (2019) Circuit theory e-assessment realized in an open-source learning environment. International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy (iJEP) 9(1): 4-18.

Circuit theory e-assessment realized in an open-source learning environment

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Author: Neitola, Marko1
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: published version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Kassel University Press, 2019
Publish Date: 2019-08-29


This study discusses university-level e-education on circuit theory. Automatic assessment activities were realized in the learning environment Moodle with symbolic math enhancement plugin STACK. With a comprehensive set of self-study e-assignments, the desired outcome was to help the students to improve their conceptual understanding. Here, the instructional approach is to assign take-home e-activities during the course. The rationale for such approach is to guide the student to prepare themselves for the final exam. This study discusses the learning results in comparison with the traditional paper-assessments conducted in the previous year. E-activities can improve learning, but a lot of attention must be paid to two issues: realizing the activities and accompanying students’ varying learning skills. Moreover, the structure of a circuit theory e-quiz differs from a typical mathematics quiz, which is also discussed here

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Series: International journal of engineering pedagogy
ISSN: 2192-4880
ISSN-E: 2192-4880
ISSN-L: 2192-4880
Volume: 9
Issue: 1
Pages: 4 - 18
DOI: 10.3991/ijep.v9i1.9072
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 516 Educational sciences
213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: This work was supported in the University of Oulu by Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (ITEE) strategic funding: "Using Moodle Stack in EE Courses" and "Circuit Theory Kickstarter".
Copyright information: © 2019 The Author. CC-BY 3.0.