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Instant individual feedback represents a result of assessment which allows for considerable improvements in both teaching and learning. In this paper we present the application of ontology matching techniques in automatic correction of students’ answers for SQL tests, which will provide teachers with instant feedback to facilitate manual correction and marking and which they can pass to the students. Students experience many problems learning SQL due to the necessity to memorise database schemas, unclear feedback from the database engine on the execution of the query, etc. The program environment utilising the described approach is designed to solve the abovementioned problems in learning SQL and is currently under development; it will be used to generate and deliver automatic correction capabilities to teachers through detailed feedback.
Mitina, M., Magee, P. and Cardiff, J. New trends in automatic assessment: Ontology matching. The IT&T 10th International Conference on Information Technology and Telecommunication 2010 RESEARCH—Driving the Knowledge Economy. Letterkenny
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