Embedded Systems Exams with True/False Questions: A Case Study

B. Weiss, G. Gridling, C. Trödhandl, and W. Elmenreich (Austria)


Computer-aided assessment, multiple-choice, true/false questions, embedded systems education


With increasing student numbers and decreasing budgets, undergraduate embedded systems education needs to turn to Computer-aided Assessment (CAA) techniques to keep down the time and effort invested into grading. When setting up the mandatory embedded systems courses for the bachelor study “Computer Engineering” at our univer sity, we thus payed particular attention to employ CAA compatible exam styles which ultimately allow courses to be conducted in a distance learning setting. In this paper, we present our theory exam style, which mainly consists of true/false questions, describe our experiences with the ex ams, motivate our changes to improve student acceptance, and discuss possible improvements of our current exam style.

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