Time Efficient Assessment and Feedback Methods for Large Computer-Aided-Design Cohorts
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Herein, approaches are described which make use of technology and additional software tools to speed up, simplify and automate assessment and the provision of feedback for large cohorts of first and second year engineering students studying modules where CAD files are submitted electronically. A range of automated methods are described and compared with more “manual” approaches. Specifically one method uses an application programming interface (API) to interrogate SolidWorks models and extract information into an Excel spreadsheet, which is then used to automatically send feedback emails. Another method describes the use of audio recordings made during model interrogation which reduces the amount of time while increasing the level of detail provided as feedback.
Limitations found with these methods and problems encountered are discussed along with a quantified assessment of time saving efficiencies made.
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 09 Jun 2015|
|Event||11th International CDIO Conference - Chengdu University of Information Technology , Chengdu, China|
Duration: 08 Jun 2015 → 11 Jun 2015
|Conference||11th International CDIO Conference|
|Period||08/06/2015 → 11/06/2015|
- CAD, assessment, feedback, computer-assisted, automated, audio,