E-Learning and Digital Media
ISSN 2042-7530

Volume 7 Number 4 2010

 


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CoLab: a collaborative laboratory for facilitating code reviews through a peer-to-peer network

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CoLab is a collaborative tool for peer review of software programs for providing constructive feedback to first-time programmers. It targets two kinds of users: a trainer (who is the facilitator) and a trainee (whose programming skills have to be assessed and, if needed, improved). The tool provides real-time information on the reviewing ability of and common mistakes made by the programmers. As a result, it allows trainees to develop their programming skills without much assistance or intervention from the trainer. This article describes the design of CoLab and how it can be used as a tool for learning software programming in large classrooms.


To cite this article

SHWETHA KINI (2010) CoLab: a collaborative laboratory for facilitating code reviews through a peer-to-peer network, E-Learning and Digital Media, 7(4), 416-429. http://dx.doi.org/10.2304/elea.2010.7.4.416

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