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Introductory MOOC as Part of Student Admission : Course Evaluation and Development Needs (2022)


Myllymäki, M., Honkanen, R., & Hakala, I. (2022). Introductory MOOC as Part of Student Admission : Course Evaluation and Development Needs. In F. Lopes, & I. Fonseca (Eds.), EAEEIE 2022 : 31st Annual Conference of the European Association for Education in Electrical and Information Engineering (pp. 46-50). IEEE. Proceedings of the International Conference on European Association for Education in Electrical and Information Engineering. https://doi.org/10.1109/EAEEIE54893.2022.9820301


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Myllymäki, Mikko; Honkanen, Risto; Hakala, Ismo

Parent publication: EAEEIE 2022 : 31st Annual Conference of the European Association for Education in Electrical and Information Engineering

Parent publication editors: Lopes, Fernando; Fonseca, Inácio

Place and date of conference: Coimbra, Portugal, 29.6.-1.7.2022

ISBN: 978-1-6654-8443-5

eISBN: 978-1-6654-8442-8

Journal or series: Proceedings of the International Conference on European Association for Education in Electrical and Information Engineering

ISSN: 2376-4198

eISSN: 2472-7687

Publication year: 2022

Publication date: 29/06/2022

Pages range: 46-50

Publisher: IEEE

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/EAEEIE54893.2022.9820301

Publication open access: Not open

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Abstract

Applicants to the master’s degree program in computer science delivered via distance education are offered with an introductory course that assesses their ability to succeed in the program. The course aims to provide applicants with a realistic picture of the demands of the course in terms of time and to help students assess whether distance learning is suitable for them. The hands-on programming exercises pose challenges for distance learning. The course has been implemented four times, and the course was evaluated at each time. The evaluation results showed that the exercises must be designed in such a way that students have a clear idea of the level of performance that each grade requires. The level of difficulty of the exercises must also be increased in this context. For hands-on exercises, a simulator seems to be a sound replacement for a physical device.


Keywords: distance teaching; distance studies; exercises; tasks; evaluation; grades (education); applicability; student admissions

Free keywords: student selection; course development; distance learning


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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2022

Preliminary JUFO rating: 0


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