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Special CS Seminar

Tuesday, December 5, 2023
4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Annenberg 105
Learning from Exams
Brian Railing, Associate Teaching Professor, Computer Science Department, Carnegie Mellon University,

Assessments are an important part of the learning process, yet beyond what students demonstrate of their learning, can we educators gain further insight into how to accomplish this well?  Building on anecdotes and past experience, this talk will review recent research on examinations in computer science to better understand what we have and have not learned about the students taking the courses and exams.  For example, how much time is enough for students to take an exam?  How might we be fair with exams that are taken asynchronously?   And how can we prepare an exam, such that students feel that it fairly represents their knowledge?  Into these questions and more, we will take a tour of recent and ongoing education research.

For more information, please contact Diana Bohler by phone at 626-395-1768 or by email at [email protected].