Teaching Models@BIG: On Efficiently Assessing Modeling Concepts

Abstract

Approximately 1000 students of computer science and business informatics attend the course Introduction to Object- Oriented Modeling (OOM) offered by the Business Informatics Group (BIG) of the Vienna University of Technology each year in order to learn the basic concepts of the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and to obtain a certificate. For finishing the course successfully, the students must pass three small tests where they have to prove their theoretical knowledge about UML concepts as well as their ability to apply this knowledge in practical exercises. In this paper we report our experiences in assessing the modeling knowledge of our students and we reveal how we design the tests.

Publication
Talk: Educators’ Symposium @ Models 2009, Denver, USA; 10-06-2009; in: “Educators’ Symposium @ Models 2009”, (2009), 8 pages
Marion Scholz
Marion Scholz
Senior Lecturer Dipl.-Ing. Mag.rer.soc.oec.
Martina Seidl
Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
    Gerti Kappel
    Gerti Kappel
    O.Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Mag. Dr.techn.