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Evaluating a Web-Based Information System for Managing Master of Science Summer Projects

Rebenich, Till, Gravell, Andrew and Tiropanis, Thanassis (2011) Evaluating a Web-Based Information System for Managing Master of Science Summer Projects At ITiCSE 2011, 16th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, Germany. 27 - 29 Jun 2011. , pp. 123-127.

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Abstract

We describe the design of a web-based information system for monitoring MSc summer projects in the School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton, and a mixed method quasi-experimental study involving 290 MSc project students, 19 monitors, and 69 supervisors in electronics and computer science, using the system over a period of 17 weeks. Statistically significant results presented here are: Students making heavy use of the system achieved higher marks on their project dissertation, while no such correlation was found with marks for other parts of their MSc. Likewise, student's monitor activity is significantly correlated with their own activity and dissertation mark. These results suggest that educational information and project management systems positively affect student achievement and academic staff involvement is crucial for these systems to be successful. Future work includes a more detailed analysis of success factors and their impact on student performance.

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Published date: 27 June 2011
Additional Information: Event Dates: June 27-29, 2011
Venue - Dates: ITiCSE 2011, 16th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, Germany, 2011-06-27 - 2011-06-29
Keywords: information systems, e-learning, project management, time management, impact study
Organisations: Web & Internet Science, Electronic & Software Systems

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Local EPrints ID: 272127
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/272127
PURE UUID: 5d353dad-1748-4375-93f9-ee3012633b94
ORCID for Thanassis Tiropanis: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6195-2852

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Date deposited: 27 Mar 2011 18:15
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:34

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Author: Till Rebenich
Author: Andrew Gravell

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