If appropriately implemented, open databases of instruction material may help teaching and learning by providing content for teaching activities, scaffolding, and self-assessment. The paper presents the current results of the development and implementation of a database that is expressly built for promoting exchange of questions and exercises, together with the associated solutions among teachers for STEM subjects. Besides presenting and motivating the initiative (together with reporting its current status), the manuscript lists a series of lessons that have been learned while executing the project - including the need for proper management of authorship and version control of the uploaded material. Moreover, the manuscript describes which features any open database of instruction material should implement to aid improved usability, together with a series of nontrivial theoretical and practical problems for future scientific investigations (e.g., developing taxonomies for indexing the difficulty levels of the instruction material uploaded in the database that do not suffer from the subjective interpretability associated with the existing taxonomies).

Mohammadi A., Fagiolini A., Cirrincione M., Garone E., Garone A., Varagnolo D. (2022). Towards an open database of assessment material for STEM subjects: requirements and recommendations from early field trials. IFAC PAPERSONLINE, 55(17), 7-12 [10.1016/j.ifacol.2022.09.217].

Towards an open database of assessment material for STEM subjects: requirements and recommendations from early field trials

Fagiolini A.;
2022-01-01

Abstract

If appropriately implemented, open databases of instruction material may help teaching and learning by providing content for teaching activities, scaffolding, and self-assessment. The paper presents the current results of the development and implementation of a database that is expressly built for promoting exchange of questions and exercises, together with the associated solutions among teachers for STEM subjects. Besides presenting and motivating the initiative (together with reporting its current status), the manuscript lists a series of lessons that have been learned while executing the project - including the need for proper management of authorship and version control of the uploaded material. Moreover, the manuscript describes which features any open database of instruction material should implement to aid improved usability, together with a series of nontrivial theoretical and practical problems for future scientific investigations (e.g., developing taxonomies for indexing the difficulty levels of the instruction material uploaded in the database that do not suffer from the subjective interpretability associated with the existing taxonomies).
2022
13th IFAC Symposium on Advances in Control Education, ACE 2022
Hamburg
2022
Mohammadi A., Fagiolini A., Cirrincione M., Garone E., Garone A., Varagnolo D. (2022). Towards an open database of assessment material for STEM subjects: requirements and recommendations from early field trials. IFAC PAPERSONLINE, 55(17), 7-12 [10.1016/j.ifacol.2022.09.217].
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