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Welcome to the Fourth Conference of Research Software Engineering, held at the University of Birmingham. For directions to and during the event, see the campus maps page.

In the Aston Webb Building near to the registration/reception desk, a cloakroom is available in room G30 along with a quiet room in G31.
Tuesday, September 17 • 18:30 - 19:30
P2 - RoboTA - an Automated Feedback and Assessment Tool

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Giving individual feedback to students while teaching is an important part of their development and learning. However, the level of feedback given to students is often limited by the availability of time and resources. RoboTA is an automated tool to provide continuous feedback and assessment for student coursework. As students submit partial versions of coursework, RoboTA evaluates the students’ progress and provides feedback, including early detection of common mistakes and best practice compliance. In addition, a student performance dashboard has been developed to assist teaching assistants in rapidly assessing student and team performance throughout the course. The tool is modular in its construction which means it should be easy to extend in the future. RoboTA is currently being developed for an undergraduate course in Software Engineering, in the future we plan to extend its functionality to a wider range of courses in Computer Science and potentially further into other departments. RoboTA is one strand of the Institute of Coding (IoC) work we are doing at the University of Manchester. The IoC is a consortium of universities and employers developing the next generation of digital talent at degree level and above.

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Peter Crowther

Research Software Engineer, University of Manchester

Tuesday September 17, 2019 18:30 - 19:30
6. The Great Hall Aston Webb Building