What kind of data do you collect through Vocareum?
We are trying to look into two things. One is student activity. We would like to see through the student activity if we can make some correlation as to their performance. So, for example, maybe the better students submit earlier in the week, whereas the weaker students submit later and perhaps they click the run button more often than better students. The other is looking at code quality and similarity among student submissions. With all this data, hopefully, we can classify students earlier in the semester and provide assistance for those who need it.
As Dr. Kurniawan points out, cloud computing solutions such as Vocareum are revolutionizing the way universities offer programming courses to young undergraduates. For one, it’s making it easier for students, irrespective of which devices they use, to connect on one uniform platform. And, secondly, it’s ensuring that universities, regardless of size or resource level, can meet the growing demand for their courses. Going forward, it’s easy to see that cloud computing solutions will have a major impact on course design and the way students learn.