—The training method, one teacher teaches one
student to solve his programming mistakes by using one
computer, costs a little time. In this study, the low-cost and
effective modeling, which the teacher integrates the common
mistakes by students into the programming simulator, is
presented. In programming course, the basic and common
mistakes made by the students are first listed and then the
teacher takes these mistakes as the course objective of mastery
learning. For each course objective, the corresponding mistakes
are randomly generated by the programming simulator. Hence,
the students can generate the wrong source codes and then
finish the exercises to fix all mistakes by themselves. The wrong
source codes are quite different when the students perform the
programming simulator. Therefore, the students need to realize
the programming principle instead of memorize the answers.
Experimental results show that the students indeed master to
fix these mistakes which are corresponding to the objectives.
—Programming simulator, mastery learning,
randomly generate, common mistakes.
Hsin-Hsiung Huang, Juing-Huei Su, and Chyi-Shyong Lee are with the
Lunghwa University of Science and Technology, Taoyuan, 33306, Taiwan
Cite: Hsin-Hsiung Huang, Juing-Huei Su, and Chyi-Shyong Lee, "Low-Cost and Effective Student-Orientation Mastery Learning Simulator for Programming Course," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 179-183, 2017.