Scenario-based assessment for Database course

Rahat Iqbal, Anne James

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    Abstract

    This paper presents some reflection upon the use of a flexible scenario-based method for the assessment of a third level module in Databases in a UK university. The method is designed to encourage problem-solving skills amongst students by carrying out scenario-based assessments which are highly flexible. By the use of this method, we intend to address the surface learning strategy demonstrated by many students - a problem identified by many studies in Higher Education. The method is applied to assess the intended learning outcomes and performance of students. The key benefits of this method are its applicability to courses with large cohorts, flexibility and time saving in marking. In this paper, we report our experience of using the technique of scenario-based learning as a key pedagogical method for assessing practical databases issues concerning data protection, data legislations and object-oriented databases.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings - The 8th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2008
    PublisherIEEE
    Pages735-736
    Number of pages2
    ISBN (Print)9780769531670
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    Event8th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2008 - Santander, Spain
    Duration: 1 Jul 20085 Jul 2008

    Conference

    Conference8th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2008
    CountrySpain
    CitySantander
    Period1/07/085/07/08

    Keywords

    • Activity
    • Curriculum model
    • Deep learning, theory
    • E-testing
    • Real-time assessment
    • Scenario

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Human-Computer Interaction
    • Information Systems
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Education

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    Iqbal, R., & James, A. (2008). Scenario-based assessment for Database course. In Proceedings - The 8th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2008 (pp. 735-736). [4561820] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICALT.2008.256