Playing with clouds: making web application assessments more realistic

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Abstract

This paper describes the reasoning behind introducing more of a problem-based learning approach to the delivery of an advanced computing module, and the lessons learned from this change. In addition a key component of the change was the use of Amazon Web Services and their cloud computing tools, which allow for more adventurous applications to be developed by the students during the term. The basic lesson is open up the assessment to let the students imagination guide their work, and to have a ‘plan b’ ready for when ‘plan a’ does not go as expected due to technology issues, or other external factors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages229-233
Number of pages5
Publication statusUnpublished - 2010
Event11th Annual Conference of the Subject Centre for - Durham, United Kingdom
Duration: 24 Aug 201026 Aug 2010

Conference

Conference11th Annual Conference of the Subject Centre for
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityDurham
Period24/08/1026/08/10

Keywords

  • cloud computing
  • problem based learning
  • AWS

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    Scharlau, B. (2010). Playing with clouds: making web application assessments more realistic. 229-233. Paper presented at 11th Annual Conference of the Subject Centre for, Durham, United Kingdom.