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General Information
    • ISSN: 2010-3689
    • Frequency: Bimonthly (2011-2014); Monthly (Since 2015)
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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Editor-in-chief
Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
University of South Australia, Australia
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJIET. The journal publishes good papers which focous on the advanced researches in the field of information and education technology. Hopefully, IJIET will become a recognized journal among the scholars in the filed of information and education technology.
IJIET 2016 Vol.6(7): 543-549 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2016.V6.748

Establishing Evaluation Criteria for Assessing Novices‟ Ability in Applying Object-Oriented Concept Using Delphi Approach

Norazlina Khamis
Abstract—There are many approaches in assessing students’ ability in object-oriented programming, but little research has been discussed concerning the evaluation of novices’ ability in applying object-oriented fundamental concepts in their source code. The main purpose of this study is to construct and validate through expert consensus, a set of evaluation criteria for assessing novices’ ability through evaluation of the application of object-oriented concepts in program source code. These evaluation criteria are derived based on the common fundamental object-oriented concepts based on Malaysian object-oriented programming syllabuses. A three-round Delphi approach has been chosen in establishing the consensus and participated by a number of OOP experts. Based on the Delphi study, sixteen evaluation criteria have been established for assessing novices’ ability in applying fundamental object-oriented concepts. The proposed evaluation criteria were then validated by associating them with established related object-oriented design heuristics and object-oriented design principles.

Index Terms—Object-oriented programming, programming assessment, Delphi approach, object-oriented concepts.

Norazlina Khamis is with the Faculty of Computing and Informatics, Universiti Malaysia Sabah Jalan UMS, 88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia (e-mail: azlinakhamis@gmail.com).

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Cite: Norazlina Khamis, "Establishing Evaluation Criteria for Assessing Novices‟ Ability in Applying Object-Oriented Concept Using Delphi Approach," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 6, no. 7, pp. 543-549, 2016.

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