Grading of Project-Electronic Courses in the Pre-COVID, COVID, Hybrid, and After-COVID Semesters


Providing consistent and fair grading of the student's work during a semester is never a simple task. Consistent and fair grading becomes even more complicated when the course organization is changed. This contribution explores the practical experience of teaching three electronic courses: "Electronic Instrumentation", "Real-Time Digital Signal Processing" and "Image processing". Before 2020 above courses were provided by using what our days can be called “normal” (pre-COVID) logistics: in-class frontal lectures, laboratories, home works, and hardware-based projects to be presented physically in class. Then, during a number of semesters, different variants of “COVID logistics" were used. Later “HYBRID” logistics was used (some students still can work from home), whereas the last semester was a gradual return to “After-COVID” logistics – which is supposed to be close to the original “normal” logistics with some modifications. Obviously, most changes are in the hardware-based assignments. In order to make grading as consistent and fair as possible, detailed Excel Grading Tables were created for each assignment. Those tables contain numbered lists of requirements including their weights in the grade of this assignment and numbered lists of errors typically made by students. To make grading time-efficient for educators, short numerical codes are used to point to the specific error in the relevant list. This technique makes grading transparent to the students. Additionally, reference to the detailed description of the student’s error prevents many baseless student grade appeals.

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Samuel Kosolapov, Braude College of Engineering, Israel

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Conference: ACEID2023
Stream: Design

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Kosolapov S. (2023) Grading of Project-Electronic Courses in the Pre-COVID, COVID, Hybrid, and After-COVID Semesters ISSN: 2189-101X – The Asian Conference on Education & International Development 2023 Official Conference Proceedings
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